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New Hampshire Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the New Hampshire intestate succession statutes.  (Title LVI: Probate Courts and Decedents' Estates, Chapter 561, Descent, Distribution, and Advancements)

 

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561:1 Distribution Upon Intestacy.

 

The real estate and personal estate of every person deceased, not devised or bequeathed, subject to any homestead right, and liable to be sold by license from the court of probate in cases provided by law, and personally remaining in the hands of the administrator on settlement of his or her account, shall descend or be distributed by decree of the probate court:

I. If the deceased is survived by a spouse, the spouse shall receive:

(a) If there is no surviving issue or parent of the decedent, the entire intestate estate;

(b) If there are surviving issue of the decedent all of whom are issue of the surviving spouse also, and there are no other issue of the surviving spouse who survive the decedent, the first $250,000, plus 1/2 of the balance;

 

(c) If there are no surviving issue of the decedent but the decedent is survived by a parent or parents, the first $250,000, plus 3/4 of the balance of the intestate estate;

(d) If there are surviving issue of the decedent all of whom are issue of the surviving spouse also, and the surviving spouse has one or more surviving issue who are not the issue of the decedent, the first $150,000, plus 1/2 of the balance of the intestate estate;

(e) If there are surviving issue of the decedent one or more of whom are not issue of the surviving spouse, the first $100,000, plus 1/2 of the intestate estate.

II. The part of the intestate estate not passing to the surviving spouse under paragraph I, or the entire intestate estate if there is no surviving spouse, passes as follows:



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  See Also: Which state's intestacy laws apply at death? and How are intestacy laws interpreted?
The New Hampshire intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (Title LVI: Probate Courts and Decedents' Estates, Chapter 561, Descent, Distribution, and Advancements)


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