- Married with no children
- The surviving spouse gets the entire estate if there are no surviving children or parents of the decedent. The surviving spouse receives the first $100,000 in value plus one half of the balance of the estate if there are no surviving children but there are surviving parents.
- Married with child or children
- The surviving spouse gets $50,000 in value plus one half of the balance of the estate if there are surviving children, all of whom are also issue of the surviving spouse. If there are surviving children who are not children of the surviving spouse, the spouse only receives one half of the estate.
- No spouse survives or the deceased was single but there are other relatives
- 1) surviving children
2) surviving parents of the deceased
5) aunts and uncles
- No surviving relatives
- The estate passes to the state of Alabama.
- State link
- Special notes
- 1)Anyone who does not survive the decedent by at least five days is deemed to have predeceased the decedent.
2) If you click on the state link, you will need to select Title 43, Wills and Decedents’ Estates.