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     29A-2-202.   Elective share. (a) The surviving spouse of a decedent who dies domiciled in this State has a right of election, under the limitations and conditions stated in this Part, to take an elective-share amount equal to the value of the elective-share percentage of the augmented estate, determined by the length of time the spouse and the decedent were married to each other, in accordance with the following schedule:
If the decedent and the spouse
The elective-share

were married to each other:
percentage is:

Less than 1 year
Supplemental Amount Only

1 year but less than 2 years
3% of the augmented estate

2 years but less than 3 years
6% of the augmented estate

3 years but less than 4 years
9% of the augmented estate

4 years but less than 5 years
12% of the augmented estate

5 years but less than 6 years
15% of the augmented estate

6 years but less than 7 years
18% of the augmented estate

7 years but less than 8 years
21% of the augmented estate

8 years but less than 9 years
24% of the augmented estate

9 years but less than 10 years
27% of the augmented estate

10 years but less than 11 years
30% of the augmented estate

11 years but less than 12 years
34% of the augmented estate

12 years but less than 13 years
38% of the augmented estate

13 years but less than 14 years
42% of the augmented estate

14 years but less than 15 years
46% of the augmented estate

15 years or more
50% of the augmented estate

     (b) If the sum of the amounts described in §§ 29A-2-207, 29A-2-209(a)(1), and that part of the elective-share amount payable from the decedent's probate estate and nonprobate transfers to others under § 29A-2-209(b) and (c) is less than $50,000, the surviving spouse is entitled to take a supplemental elective-share amount equal to $50,000, minus the sum of the amounts described in those sections. The supplemental elective-share amount is payable from the decedent's probate estate and from recipients of the decedent's nonprobate transfers to others in the order of priority set forth in § 29A-2-209(b) and (c).
     (c) If the right of election is exercised by or on behalf of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse's homestead allowance, exempt property, and family allowance, if any, are not charged against but are in addition to the elective-share and supplemental elective-share amounts.
     (d) The right, if any, of the surviving spouse of a decedent who dies domiciled outside this state to take an elective share in property in this state is governed by the law of the decedent's domicile at death.

Source: SL 1995, ch 167, § 2-202.


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