15-2-101. INTESTATE ESTATE.
Any part of the estate of a decedent not effectively disposed of by his will
passes to his heirs as prescribed in the following sections of this code.
15-2-102. SHARE OF THE SPOUSE.
The intestate share of the surviving spouse is as follows:
(a) As to separate property:
(1) If there is no surviving issue or parent of the decedent, the entire
(2) If there is no surviving issue but the decedent is survived by a
parent or parents, one-half (1/2) of the intestate estate;
(3) If there are surviving issue of the deceased spouse, one-half (1/2) of
the intestate estate.
(b) As to community property:
(1) The one-half (1/2) of community property which belongs to the decedent
passes to the surviving spouse.
15-2-103. SHARE OF HEIRS OTHER THAN SURVIVING
The part of the intestate estate not passing to the surviving spouse under
section 15-2-102 of this part, or the entire intestate estate if there is no
surviving spouse, passes as follows: