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Tennessee Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the Tennessee intestate succession statutes.  (Title 31 Descent And Distribution, Chapter 2, Intestate Succession)

 

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31-2-104. Share of surviving spouse and heirs.
(a) The intestate share of the surviving spouse is:

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

(2) If there are surviving issue of the decedent, either one-third (1/3) or a child's share of the entire intestate estate, whichever is greater.

 

(b) The part of the intestate estate not passing to the surviving spouse under subsection (a) or the entire intestate estate if there is no surviving spouse, passes as follows:

(1) To the issue of the decedent; if they are all of the same degree of kinship to the decedent they take equally, but if of unequal degree, then those of more remote degree take by representation;

(2) If there is no surviving issue, to the decedent's parent or parents equally;



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  See Also: Which state's intestacy laws apply at death? and How are intestacy laws interpreted?
The Tennessee intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (Title 31 Descent And Distribution, Chapter 2, Intestate Succession)


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