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When a persons dies without a will or when a will is successfully contested , the laws of descent and distribution determine who inherits the estate of the decedent.  In this general article, we will lead you to answers as to the types of property subject to inheritance as well as the inheritance rights of spouses, children and other family members.

Property subject to inheritance laws

The kind of property owned at death as well as the form in which it is held determine to whom the property is distributed on death.

Inheritance rights of spouses

Inheritance rights of natural children

  1. Adopted children.
  2. Adopted children's inheritance from their biological parents also here.
  3. Forgotten or pretermitted children.
  4. Illegitimate children also here.

Inheritance rights of family members other than spouses and children

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