Dying Intestate Nebraska

Married with no children
1) If the decedent leaves no surviving children or parents, the surviving spouse is entitled to the entire estate.
2) If a spouse and the parents of the deceased survive (no surviving children), the spouse receives the first $100,000 of the estate value and the balance is divided one half to the spouse and one half to the parents of the deceased.
Married with child or children
1) If there are surviving children all of whom are also children of the surviving spouse, the spouse receives the first $100,000 of estate value and the balance is divided one half to the spouse and the remaining half is evenly divided among those children.
2) If there are surviving children one or more of whom are not children of the surviving spouse, the surviving spouse receives one half of the intestate estate.
Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
The part of the intestate estate not passing to the spouse passes as follows:
1) To the children of the decedent.
2) To the decedent’s parent or parents.
3) To the children of the parents.
4) Grandparents or their issue.
5) Next of kin in equal degree, excepting that when there are two or more collateral kin in equal degree, but claiming through different ancestors, those who claim through the nearest ancestor shall be preferred to those claiming through a remote ancestor.
No spouse survives but there are other relatives
1) To the children of the decedent.
2) To the decedent’s parent or parents.
3) To the children of the parents.
4) Grandparents or their issue.
5) Next of kin in equal degree, excepting that when there are two or more collateral kin in equal degree, but claiming through different ancestors, those who claim through the nearest ancestor shall be preferred to those claiming through a remote ancestor.
Order of estate distribution if decedent is single person, widow or widower
1) To the children of the decedent.
2) To the decedent’s parent or parents.
3) To the children of the parents.
4) Grandparents or their issue.
5) Next of kin in equal degree, excepting that when there are two or more collateral kin in equal degree, but claiming through different ancestors, those who claim through the nearest ancestor shall be preferred to those claiming through a remote ancestor.
No surviving relatives
The estate will go to the state of Nebraska.
State link
http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=30-2301
Special notes
None

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