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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2-114: Parent and child relationship

Section 2-114. [Parent and Child Relationship.]

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), for purposes of intestate succession by, through, or from a person, an individual is the child of his natural parents, regardless of their marital status. The parent and child relationship may be established under applicable state law.

[Subsection (b) applicable as provided by 2012, 140, Sec. 66.]

(b) An adopted individual is the child of his adopting parent or parents and not of his natural parents, but adoption of a child by the spouse of either natural parent has no effect on the right of the child or a descendant of the child to inherit from or through either natural parent. The court may decree that the rights of succession to property under this section, or under former section 7 of chapter 210, shall vest in an adopted individual as of the date of the filing of the petition for adoption.