- Married with no children
- The spouse receives the entire estate if there are no children.
- Married with child or children
- 1)The spouse receives the entire estate if the decedent’s surviving children are also the children of the spouse and there is no other descendant of the spouse.
2) The spouse receives the first $150,000 plus one half of the estate balance if all of the decedent’s surviving children are also descendants of the spouse and the spouse has surviving descendants who are not descendants of the decedent or if the decedent’s surviving descendants are not descendants of the spouse.
- No spouse survives or the deceased was single but there are other relatives
- The order of distribution is as follows:
2) descendants of the decedent’s parents
3) grandparents or descendants of the grandparents
4) next of kin
- No surviving relatives
- The estate passes to the state of Minnesota.
- State link
- Special notes
- Any individual who fails to survive the decedent by at least 120 hours is deemed to have predeceased the decedent for purposes of inheritance.