Can children inherit from a step parent?

If Children are from two separate marriages do they inherit equally from the parent (i.e. does the marriage not affect their shares)?

a. On this point if one has step children living with them i.e. Children of a partner from a different marriage (Children from partners first marriage)

i. (1) do they inherit from the step parent?

ii. If the step children have become legally adopted (within British law), are then able to inherit?


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A: Children that are from two separate marriages inherit from their natural parent as normal. Marriage has no bearing on the eligibility of a child to inherit from his/her natural parent. A child does not inherit from the step-parent. Equally, an adopted child also does not inherit from the adopting parent/s. However, the step parent/adopting parent/s may include the step/adopted child in a bequest from the discretionary 1/3.

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