Dying Intestate New Hampshire

Married with no children
1) If there is no surviving child or parent of the decedent, the spouse receives the entire estate.
2) If there are no surviving children but the decedent is survived by parents, the spouse receives the first $250,000 plus 3/4 of the balance of the estate.
Married with child or children
1) If there are surviving children all of whom are issue of the surviving spouse and the spouse has one or more surviving issue who are not the issue of the decedent, the spouse receives the first $100,000 plus one half of the estate.
2) If there are surviving children who are not issue of the spouse, the spouse receives the first $100,000 plus one half of the estate.
3) If there are surviving children who are issue of the surviving spouse also, and there are no other children of the surviving spouse who survive the decedent, the spouse receives the first $250,000 plus one half of the balance.
Order of estate distribution if spouse survives
If there are no surviving children, the estate is distributed as follows:
1) Parents
2) Siblings and issue of each deceased sibling
3) Grandparents
4) Issue of the grandparents who are not beyond the fourth degree of kinship.
No spouse survives but there are other relatives
1) Parents
2) Siblings and issue of each deceased sibling
3) Grandparents
4) Issue of the grandparents who are not beyond the fourth degree of kinship.
Order of estate distribution if decedent was single, window or widower
1) Parents
2) Siblings and issue of each deceased sibling
3) Grandparents
4) Issue of the grandparents who are not beyond the fourth degree of kinship.
No surviving relatives
The estate goes to the state of New Hampshire.
State link
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/lvi/561/561-mrg.htm
Other links
None
Special notes
No portion of a decedent’s estate will pass to any person whois of the fifth or greater degree of kinship to the decedent.

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