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Inheritance Rights for a Relinquished Colorado Child

October 25, 2010
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm
Inheritance Rights for a Relinquished Colorado Child

 

 

When a Colorado birth parent relinquishes his or her parental rights under the Colorado Revised Statute Title 19 Children's Code, what rights does the child have to inherit?

It depends if the child is subsequently adopted.

Under C.R.S. 19-5-104(5), after a relinquishment, the relinquishing parent or parents no longer have legal rights or obligations to the relinquished child. However, the relinquishing parents have a support obligation to the child. Likewise, a relinquished child's status as an "heir" does not cease at the time of relinquishment and the child may inherit from the relinquishing parents.

If the relinquished child is subsequently adopted, then the child does not have the right to inherit from the relinquishing parents. If you have questions regarding relinquishment, adoption, or inheritance, please contact The Harris Law Firm at 303 299 9484 or visit us at  www.harrisfamilylaw.com

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