29A-2-102. Share of the spouse.
The intestate share of a decedent's surviving spouse is:
(1) The entire intestate estate if:
(i) No descendant of the decedent survives the decedent; or
(ii) All of the decedent's surviving descendants are also descendants of the
(2) The first $100,000, plus one-half of any balance of the intestate
estate, if one or more of the decedent's surviving descendants are not
descendants of the surviving spouse.
29A-2-103. Shares of heirs other than surviving spouse.
Any part of the intestate estate not passing to the decedent's surviving
spouse under § 29A-2-102, or the entire intestate estate if there is no
surviving spouse, passes in the following order to the individuals
designated below who survive the decedent:
(1) To the decedent's descendants by representation;
(2) If there is no surviving descendant, to the
decedent's parents equally if both survive, or to the surviving parent;
(3) If there is no surviving descendant or parent, to the descendants of the
decedent's parents or either of them by representation;
(4) If there is no surviving descendant, parent, or descendant of a parent,
but the decedent is survived by one or more grandparents or descendants of
grandparents, half of the estate passes to the decedent's paternal
grandparents equally if both survive, or to the surviving paternal
grandparent, or by representation to the descendants of the decedent's
paternal grandparents or either of them if both are deceased; and the other
half passes to the decedent's maternal relatives in the same manner; but if
there is no surviving grandparent or descendant of a grandparent on either
the paternal or the maternal side, the entire estate passes to the
decedent's relatives on the other side in the same manner as the half.
CLICK HERE AND OPEN THE NEW SITE TO CONTINUE READING THE LAWS