My deceased father has a child from a previous marriage. His child was adopted by a step father as a child. The child was born, lives in, and was adopted in Alabama. They had no relationship. He did not have a will. He passed away in Louisiana and his probate is being handled in Louisiana. Our lawyer has indicated the adopted sibling should be included in the inheritance, as under Louisiana law adopted children still inherit from biological parents. In Alabama this is not the case and our understanding is the Alabama adoption terminates the right of the child to inherit from the biological parent.
It sounds like you need to hire a lawyer licensed to practice in Louisiana. Alabama lawyers will not be able to help you with a Louisiana matter. The law is often very different in Louisiana.
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THis is tricky, I agree that Louisiana law is invoked. We have a Louisiana lawyer in house here who would be able to help untangle this. Successions in Louisiana are very different from common law estates.
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