Where a stepparent has adopted a stepchild, the stepchild will have the same entitlements as a biological child. However, they will not inherit from the other biological parent unless specifically named in the Will. Whereas, if a parenting order is granted through the Family Court, the child will not inherit automatically from the stepparent and will retain the automatic right of inheritance from their biological parents. For this reason it is important to be clear of your intentions in your Will.

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