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QLD Can You Become a Step-child as an Adult If Parent Remarries?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Steve500, 10 June 2015.

  1. Steve500

    Steve500 Well-Known Member

    10 March 2015
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    Can you become a step-child in adult-life if one of your parents re-marries, and the new husband/or wife, financially supports you in your adult life. Or does step-children status legally only occur for making a family provision claim for a will, if your parent married that new partner when you were aged under 18?
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

    21 April 2014
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    Yes you would be a step child but this would have little effect on a family provision claim as this is mostly based on "duty to provide" rather than status within the family.
    This would also vary a bit from state to state.
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