Sec. 45a-437. Intestate succession.
Distribution to spouse.
(a) If there is no will, or if any part of the property, real or personal,
legally or equitably owned by the decedent at the time of his or her death,
is not effectively disposed of by the will or codicil of the decedent, the
portion of the intestate estate of the decedent, determined after payment of
any support allowance from principal pursuant to section 45a-320, which the
surviving spouse shall take is:
(1) If there is no surviving issue or parent of the decedent, the entire
intestate estate absolutely;
(2) If there is no surviving issue of the decedent but the decedent is
survived by a parent or parents, the first one hundred thousand dollars plus
three-quarters of the balance of the intestate estate absolutely;
(3) If there are surviving issue of the decedent all of whom are also
issue of the surviving spouse, the first one hundred thousand dollars plus
one-half of the balance of the intestate estate absolutely;
(4) If there are surviving issue of the decedent one or more of whom are not
issue of the surviving spouse, one-half of the intestate estate absolutely.
(b) For the purposes of this section issue shall include children born out
of wedlock and the issue of such children who qualify for inheritance under
the provisions of section 45a-438.
Sec. 45a-439. (Formerly Sec. 45-276).
Distribution when there are no children or representatives of them.
(a) (1) If there are no children or any legal representatives of them, then,
after the portion of the husband or wife, if any, is distributed or set out,
the residue of the estate shall be distributed equally to the parent or
parents of the intestate, provided no parent who has abandoned a minor child
and continued such abandonment until the time of death of such child, shall
be entitled to share in the estate of such child or be deemed a parent for
the purposes of subdivisions (2) to (4), inclusive, of this subsection.
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