How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34105
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
13262538
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

My biological dad died in October, I'd not seen him

Resolved Question:

My biological dad died in October, I'd not seen him for years - he has 5 children 2 age 12 and 16, one age 25, me 37 and my brother 33 - my uncle asked for all our details as we were to recieve some money from his pension - now my half sister (25) has been told my brother and I aren't getting anything as we were adopted by our step father....... Can we contest this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you know if there was a Will - and were you actually legally adopted?
Clare
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There isn't a will and yes we were legally adopted.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Then I am sorry but you do not have any legal claim on your biological father as the legal relationship between you ended with the adoption.There is no basis on which you would be entitled to a share of his pension and there is no basis on which you can contest this.I am sorry to give bad news, please ask if you need further detailsClare
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Family Law Questions