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My father recently died intestate, with no spouse, he was unmarried and single at d

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Hello, my father recently died intestate, with no spouse, he was unmarried and single at death. When my mum married when I was 7 I was then adopted. I am being told I cannot do
probate and have no claim on the estate. This cannot be right surely?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
If you were adopted you have no claim on your natural father's estate. The legal effect of adoption is that your adoptive parents become your legal parents. You have a claim on their estates but not those of your birth parents.
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