- Married with no children
- 1)If there is no surviving child or parent of the deceased, the surviving spouse receives the entire intestate estate.
2) If there is no surviving child but the decedent is survived by parents, the surviving spouse receives the first $100,000 plus three quarters of the balance of the intestate estate.
3) If there are surviving issue of the decedent all of whom are also issue of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse receives the first $100,000 plus one half of the balance of the intestate estate.
4) If there are surviving issue of the decedent one or more of whom are not issue of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse receives one half of the intestate estate.
- Married with child or children
- After distribution has been made of the intestate estate to the surviving spouse, the balance of the estate should be distributed among the children and the legal representatives of any of them who may be dead. Children who have received estate by advancement of the intestate in the deceased’s lifetime will have only so much of the estate as will, together with that advancement, make their share equal to what they would have been entitled to receive had no such advancement been made.
- Order of estate distribution if no spouse survives or the deceased was single but there are other relatives
- 1) parents of the deceased
2) brothers and sisters of the deceased and those who legally represent them (i.e. their children)
3) next of kin in equal degree
4) stepchildren and those who legally represent them
- No surviving relatives
- The estate passes to the state of Connecticut.
- State link
- Special notes
- One you click on the link and go to Connecticut statutes, search for Chapter 802b Decedents’ Estates, Sec. 45a-437.