Nevada Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the Nevada intestate succession statutes.  (Title 12, Wills and Estates of Deceased Persons, Chapter 133, Wills)


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NRS 123.250 Ownership of survivor upon death of spouse; disposal by will of decedent.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, upon the death of either husband or wife:
(a) An undivided one-half interest in the community property is the property of the surviving spouse and his or her sole separate property.
(b) The remaining interest:
(1) Is subject to the testamentary disposition of the decedent or, in the absence of such a testamentary disposition, goes to the surviving spouse; and
(2) Is the only portion subject to administration under the provisions of title 12 of NRS.

2. The provisions of this section:
(a) Do not apply to the extent that they are inconsistent with the provisions of chapter 41B of NRS.
(b) Do not apply to community property with right of survivorship.
(c) Apply to all other community property, whether the community property was acquired before, on or after July 1, 1975.

3. As used in this section, "community property with right of survivorship” means community property in which a right of survivorship exists pursuant to NRS 111.064 or 115.060 or any other provision of law.

NRS 132.290 "Right of representation” defined.
"Right of representation” means the method of distributing property by which, through inheritance or succession, the descendants of a deceased heir take the same share or right in the estate of another person that their parent or other ancestor would have taken if living. A posthumous child is deemed living at the death of his parent.

NRS 134.010 Vesting upon death of spouse; applicability of chapter only to separate property.
If a decedent leaves a surviving spouse:
1. Community property with right of survivorship vests in accordance with the right of survivorship;
2. All other community property vests as provided in NRS 123.250; and
3. The provisions of this chapter apply only to the separate property of the decedent.

NRS 134.030 Descent and distribution.
If a decedent dies intestate and has title to any estate which is the separate property of the decedent and which is not otherwise limited by contract, the estate descends and must be distributed, subject to the payment of the debts of the decedent, in the manner provided in NRS 134.040 to 134.120, inclusive.

NRS 134.040 Surviving spouse and issue.
1. If the decedent leaves a surviving spouse and only one child, or the lawful issue of one child, the estate goes one-half to the surviving spouse and one-half to the child or the issue of the child.


2. If the decedent leaves a surviving spouse and more than one child living, or a child and the lawful issue of one or more deceased children, the estate goes one-third to the surviving spouse and the remainder in equal shares to the children and the lawful issue of any deceased child by right of representation.

NRS 134.050 Surviving spouse and no issue; no surviving spouse or issue but parent.
1. If the decedent leaves no issue, the estate goes one-half to the surviving spouse, one-fourth to the father of the decedent and one-fourth to the mother of the decedent, if both are living. If both parents are not living, one-half to either the father or the mother then living.


  See Also: Which state's intestacy laws apply at death? and How are intestacy laws interpreted?
The Nevada intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (Title 12, Wills and Estates of Deceased Persons, Chapter 133, Wills)

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