New Jersey readers may have heard of a recent court case in a neighboring state that got national attention. A probate dispute between a widow and the current family of her former adoptive daughter ended in the daughter's favor. The teenage girl, who was originally adopted from China, is now entitled to a portion of her former adoptive father's $250 million estate after he left behind a trust to care for her.
Inheritance issues are not always cut and dried. In recent news, one woman who was slated to inherit a large amount of money recently tried to improve her claim by adopting her former husband.