- Married with no children
- The surviving spouse is entitled to one half of the community property that belonged to the decedent. In addition, the surviving spouse is entitled to a certain amount of separate property from the estate. If there are no surviving children or parents of the deceased, the surviving spouse gets the whole estate.
- Married with child or children
- If there are surviving children of the decedent, the surviving spouse is entitled to one half of the estate.
- Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
- 1) spouse
3) parents of the deceased
4) parent’s issue
5) grandparents or their children
- No spouse survives (or the deceased was not married) but there are other relatives
- 1) children of the deceased
2) parents of the deceased
3) parent’s issue
4) grandparents or their children
- No surviving relatives
- The estate passes to the state of Idaho.
- State link
- Special notes
- Relatives of half blood inherit the same as relatives of full blood.