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Friday, January 25, 2008

The stranger to the adoption rule applies to a stepchild adopted as adult

New_jerseyIn In re Trust Under Agreement of Vander Poel, 933 A.2d 628 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2007), the court held that the stranger to the adoption rule applies to a person adopted as an adult who is therefore excluded from a class gift to the adoptive parent’s issue in a trust created by the adoptive parent’s mother even though the rule would not apply had the adoption taken place when the adopted person was a child.
   

In addition, although the doctrine of equitable adoption probably would apply under the facts, equitable adoption would give the child legal rights only against the parent.

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Interesting case. Thanks for sharing.

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