Dying Intestate Georgia

Married with no children
The entire estate goes to the surviving spouse.
Married with child or children
The estate is divided between the surviving spouse and any children (and their descendants if a child is deceased). The spouse’s portion cannot be less than one third.
Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
1) spouse and children as described above
2) parents of the decedent
3) siblings of the decedent
No spouse survives but there are other relatives
1) children of the decedent and the descendants of any deceased child
2) parents of the decedent
3) siblings of the decedent and the descendants of any deceased sibling
4) nieces and nephews of the deceased and the descendants of any deceased nieces and nephews
5) grandparents of the decedent
6) uncles and aunts of the decedent as well as the children of any deceased aunt or uncle
Single person/ widow or widower
If parents of the decedent survive, they share equally in the estate. If no parents survive but siblings do, the estate is divided equally among them.
Order of estate distribution if decedent not married
1) parents of the decedent
2) siblings of the decedent and the descendants of any deceased sibling
3) nieces and nephews of the deceased and the descendants of any deceased nieces and nephews
4) grandparents of the decedent
5) uncles and aunts of the decedent as well as the children of any deceased aunt or uncle
No surviving relatives
The entire estate passes to the state of Georgia.

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