Squires Authors Article about Post-Adoption Inheritance Rights

The Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal has published “Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath: Florida’s Flawed Approach to Post-Adoption Inheritance” by Associate Brien Squires and Stetson University College of Law Professor Cynthia G. Hawkins.

The article analyzes post-adoption inheritance laws of several states, including Florida, where adopted persons may not inherit property intestate from their birth parents. The authors argue that Florida should change its laws and follow the approach used in Kansas, where individuals may still inherit from birth parents after adoption has been completed. The article was published in the Winter 2019 issue.