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this is a question about Scottish law. does an adopted child

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this is a question about Scottish law. does an adopted child lose legitim inheritance rights in regard to the biological mother? the biological mother left a will in which none of her children were named as beneficiaries.

to be clear. the will writer had a child 70 years ago which was immediately adopted. that child is seeking to exercise legitim rights. as executor I need to know for sure if the fact of his adoption extinguished his right under Scottish law.

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Yes, you are correct. On an adoption, the child loses all rights of inheritance to his or her biological parents' estates, mother and father.
The adopted child has rights to his or her adoptive parents' estates.
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