Massachusetts Law Retroactively Giving Inheritance Rights To Adopted Children Ruled Unconstitutional As Applied
August 29th, 2012
We’ve recently looked at the inheritance rights of children adopted out of families, now let’s look at the inheritance rights of children adopted into families.
Big news out of Massachusetts this week, as the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Bird Anderson v. BNY Mellon, N.A. that a Massachusetts law that had significant implications for trusts and estates planners, fiduciaries, and especially adopted children was unconstitutional as applied to the trust case before it.
Let’s take a look at the law. (more…)