INTESTATE SUCCESSION AND WILLS
PART 1. INTESTATE SUCCESSION.
Share of the spouse.
Shares of heirs other than surviving spouse.
Requirement that heir survive decedent for 120 hours.
Kindred of half blood.
Debts to decedent.
Dower and curtesy abolished.
Individual related to decedent through two lines.
Parent and child relationships.
PART 2. ELECTIVE SHARE OF SURVIVING SPOUSE.
Computation of augmented estate.
Decedent's net probate estate.
Decedent's nonprobate transfers to others.
Decedent's nonprobate transfers to surviving spouse.
Surviving spouse's property and nonprobate transfers to others.
Exclusions, valuation, and overlapping application.
Sources from which elective shares payable.
Personal liability of recipients.
Proceeding for elective share--Time limit.
Right of election personal to surviving spouse.
Waiver of right to elect and of other rights.
Protection of payors and other third parties.
PART 3. SPOUSE AND CHILDREN UNPROVIDED FOR IN WILLS.
Entitlement of spouse--Premarital will.
PART 4. EXEMPT PROPERTY AND ALLOWANCES.
PART 5. WILLS, WILL CONTRACTS, AND CUSTODY AND DEPOSIT OF WILLS.
Who may make a will.
Holographic will--Validity of non-holographic will--Establishing intent.
Writings intended as wills, etc.
Who may witness.
Choice of law as to execution.
Revocation by writing or by act.
Revocation by change of circumstances.
Revival of revoked will.
Incorporation by reference.
Testamentary additions to trusts.
Events of independent significance.
Separate writing identifying devise of certain types of tangible personal property.
Contracts concerning succession.
Deposit of will with court in testator's lifetime.
Duty of custodian of will--Liability.
Penalty clause for contest.
PART 6. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION APPLICABLE ONLY TO WILLS.
Will may pass all property and after-acquired property.
Anti-lapse--Deceased devisee--Class gifts.
Failure of testamentary provision.
Increase in securities--Accessions.
Nonademption of specific devises--Unpaid proceeds of sale, condemnation, or insurance--Sale by conservator or agent.
Exercise of power of appointment.
Ademption by satisfaction.
PART 7. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION APPLICABLE TO WILLS AND OTHER GOVERNING
Requirement of survival by 120 hours.
Choice of law as to meaning and effect of governing instrument.
Power of appointment--Meaning of specific reference requirement.
Class gifts construed to accord with intestate succession.
Survivorship with respect to future interests under terms of trust.
Class gifts to "descendants," "issue," or "heirs of the body"--Form of distribution if none
Distribution by representation or per stirpes.
Worthier-title doctrine abolished.
Interest in "heirs" and like.
PART 8. GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING PROBATE AND NONPROBATE
Disclaimer of property interest.
Effect of divorce, annulment, and decree of separation.
Effect of homicide on intestate succession, wills, trusts, joint assets, life insurance, and
Revocation of probate and nonprobate transfers by divorce--No revocation by other
changes of circumstances.
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