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What to do after a death in Scotland - practical advice for times of bereavement: revised 11th edition 2016 (web only)

General information on what to do after someone dies in Scotland and about succession and inheritance law. See https://www.mygov.scot/bereavement-benefits/ for the latest information about benefits.

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24. Adopted children

For the purposes of succession law, the position of adopted children is the same as that of natural children. An adopted child has the same rights of succession in relation to his or her adoptive parent or parent's estate as a natural child. Similarly, adoptive parents have rights of succession in relation to their adopted child as if they are they the child's natural parents.

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