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Intestate Distribution

(Effective September 1, 1992)

Deceased Survived by: Old Law New Law
Spouse and One Child or  Issue of Deceased Child
$4,000 and 1/2 of residue to spouse; balance to Child or Issue of Child; per stirpes
$50,000 and 1/2 of residue
to Spouse; balance to Child or Issue to Child by representation
Spouse and Two or More Children
$4,000 and 1/3 of residue to spouse; balance to Children per stirpes
$50,000 and 1/2 of residue to Spouse; balance to Children or their Issue by representation
Parents Only, No Spouse or  Children
All to surviving Parent or Parents
All to surviving Parent or Parents
Spouse Only, No Parents or Issue
Everything to Spouse
Everything to Spouse
Spouse, Both Parents, No Issue<February 8, 2013n="left">$25,000 and 1/2 of residue to Spouse, balance to Parents
Everything to Spouse
Spouse, One Parent, No Issue
$25,000 and 1/2 of residue to Spouse, balance to Parents
Everything to Spouse
Issue, No Spouse
Whole to the Issue per stirpes
Whole to the Issue by representation
Brothers and Sisters, or Their Issue, No Spouse, Issue or Parent
Whole to Brothers and Sisters, or their Issue per stirpes
Whole to the Issue of the Parents, by representation