I know someone who is thinking of doing an adult adoption. I have heard that Minnesota allows adult adoptions for a person of any age, and allows it for transfer of inheritance rights and filiation. Is this true? I was also wondering if it's true that in Minnesota the only people that need to consent are the person being adopted and the person adopting the other person.
Usually, the only people who have to agree to an adult adoption are the person doing the adoption and the person who is being adopted. They are adults and their decisions are fine. Children are different.
When you do an adoption it includes a lot more than merely inheritance and filiation issues. The adopted person becomes the child of the person doing the adoption for all purposes in the law. However, with a will anyone can receive inheritance if there is a will that specifies such an award.
Hello. You ask complex questions & the person needing answers for specific personal concerns definitely ought IMO seek legal counsel from a qualified attorney at this time. Adult adoption process is quite akin to that of a minor. I suggest that one starting point be to review an adoption decree, to make note of the various changes that take place by the decree.
Tricia Dwyer Esq
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