Rhode Island Inheritance Laws 1c

. If a decedent is survived by no spouse and no issue:

Under Rhode Island’s “intestate succession” laws, R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 33-1-12 (West 1956), when there is no spouse and no issue, the estate will go to relatives. Pertaining to real estate, when there is no so spouse no issue, the intestate succession is more precise. Under , R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 33-1-1 (West 1956), the surviving parents shall inherit everything, and if no parent survive(s) then the siblings (i.e., descendants of the parents) t shall inherit. This is basically athe same succession pattern that New York’ has in this situation.  EPTL § 4-1.1(a)(4).

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