Wise Law Blog: Paul Adam on Wills and Estates: What are the legal rights of adopted children when a parent – biological or adoptive – passes away? If the Will makes a gift to "my children", does that include adopted children?

Under Ontario law, legally adopted children are generally presumed to have the same rights as biological children for estate purposes.  A testator still has the freedom to make gifts and leave inheritances and specify that they are only for certain, specified children, if she chooses, so the question may depend

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