Dying Intestate Mississippi

Married with no children
The surviving spouse is entitled to the entire estate.
Married with child or children
If there are surviving children of the decedent or his or her descendants, the surviving spouse is generally entitled to only a child’s part of the estate (the same percentage as each child).
Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
Any portion of the estate not going to the spouse passes in the following order:
1) Children of the decedent or their descendants
2) Decedent’s parents, siblings and their descendants
3) Grandparents, aunts and uncles
4) If none of the above relatives are available, the estate descends to the decedent’s available next of kin.
No spouse survives but there are other relatives
1) Children of the decedent or their descendants
2) Decedent’s parents, siblings and their descendants
3) Grandparents, aunts and uncles
4) If none of the above relatives are available, the estate descends to the decedent’s available next of kin.
Order of estate distribution if decedent not married, widow or widower
1) Children of the decedent or their descendants
2) Decedent’s parents, siblings and their descendants
3) Grandparents, aunts and uncles
4) If none of the above relatives are available, the estate descends to the decedent’s available next of kin.
No surviving relatives
The estate goes to the state of Mississippi.
State link
http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=
Other links
None
Special notes
To review Mississippi statutes regarding intestate death, go to section 91, chapter 1.

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