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Maryland Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the Maryland intestate succession statutes,.  (Maryland Code: Estate and Trusts, Title 3. Intestate Succession and Statutory Shares)

 

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§ 1-204. Same - Relative of half blood.

A relative of the half blood has the same status as a relative of the whole blood of the same degree.

§ 1-210. Representation per stirpes.

(a) Intestate succession.- When provision is made for representation in this article, the shares shall be determined in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of this section.

(b) Issue of decedent.- In the case of issue of the decedent, the property shall be divided into as many equal shares as there are children of the decedent who survive the decedent and children of the decedent who did not survive the decedent but of whom issue did survive the decedent. Each child of the decedent who did survive the decedent shall receive one share and the issue of each child of the decedent who did not survive the decedent but of whom issue did survive the decedent shall receive one share apportioned by applying to the children and other issue of each non-surviving child of the decedent the pattern of representation provided for in this subsection for the children and other issue of the decedent and repeating that pattern with respect to succeeding generations until all shares are determined.

(c) Issue of parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent of decedent.- In the case of issue of a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent of the decedent, the property shall be divided into as many equal shares as there are lineal descendants of either, or of both, of the pair of parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents, as the case may be, of the nearest degree of relationship to the decedent of whom any survived the decedent and who did so survive, and lineal descendants of the same degree who did not survive the decedent but of whom issue did survive the decedent. Each lineal descendant of the nearest degree surviving the decedent shall receive one share and the issue of each deceased lineal descendant of that degree who left issue surviving the decedent shall receive one share apportioned in the manner of representation set forth for issue of the decedent in subsection (b).

§ 3-101. Order of distribution of net intestate estate.

Any part of the net estate of a decedent not effectively disposed of by his will shall be distributed by the personal representative to the heirs of the decedent in the order prescribed in this subtitle.
 

§ 3-102. Share of surviving spouse.

(a) General.- The share of a surviving spouse shall be as provided in this section.

(b) Surviving minor child.- If there is a surviving minor child, the share shall be one-half.

(c) No surviving minor child, but surviving issue.- If there is no surviving minor child, but there is surviving issue, the share shall be the first $15,000 plus one-half of the residue.

 

(d) No surviving issue, but surviving parent.- If there is no surviving issue but a surviving parent, the share shall be the first $15,000 plus one-half of the residue.

(e) No surviving issue or parent.- If there is no surviving issue or parent, the share shall be the whole estate.

(f) Calculation of net estate.- For the purposes of this section, the net estate shall be calculated without a deduction for the tax as defined in § 7-308 of the Tax-General Article.

§ 3-103. Division among surviving issue.

The net estate, exclusive of the share of the surviving spouse, or the entire net estate if there is no surviving spouse, shall be divided equally among the surviving issue, by representation as defined in § 1-210.

§ 3-104. Distribution when there is no surviving issue.

(a) General.- If there is no surviving issue the net estate exclusive of the share of the surviving spouse, or the entire net estate if there is no surviving spouse, shall be distributed by the personal representative pursuant to the provisions of this section.



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  See Also: Which state's intestacy laws apply at death? and How are intestacy laws interpreted?
The Maryland intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (Maryland Code: Estate and Trusts, Title 3. Intestate Succession and Statutory Shares)


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