If, for purposes of intestate succession, a relationship of parent and child must be established to determine succession by,
through, or from a person: [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
An adopted person is the child of an adopting parent and not of the natural parents except that an adopted child inherits
from the natural parents and their respective kin if the adoption decree so provides, and except that adoption of a child
by the spouse of a natural parent has no effect on the relationship between the child and either natural parent. If a natural
parent wishes an adopted child to inherit from the natural parents and their respective kin, the adoption decree must provide
for that status;
1993, c. 686, §1 (AMD);
1993, c. 686, §13 (AFF)
In cases not covered by paragraph (1), a person born out of wedlock is a child of the mother; that person is also a child
of the father if:
(i). The natural parents participated in a marriage ceremony before or after the birth of the child, even though the attempted
marriage is void; or [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(ii). The father adopts the child into his family; or [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(iii). The father acknowledges in writing before a notary public that he is the father of the child, or the paternity is established
by an adjudication before the death of the father or is established thereafter by clear and convincing proof, but the paternity
established under this subparagraph is ineffective to qualify the father or his kindred to inherit from or through the child
unless the father has openly treated the child as his and has not refused to support the child. [1987, c. 736, §37 (AMD).]
1987, c. 736, §37 (AMD)
A divorce or judicial separation does not bar the issue of the marriage from inheriting.
1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §6 (NEW);
1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF)
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).
1987, c. 736, §37 (AMD).
1993, c. 686, §1 (AMD).
1993, c. 686, §13 (AFF).
1995, c. 694, §C6 (AMD).
1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF).
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