Wills and Trusts: Spring 2014
Professor David Horton
Dukeminier, Sitkoff & Lindgreen, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th ed.) (all page
references below are to this book)
Handouts (cases and C
ReviewSurviving Spouses Share Under
The surviving spouses intestate share under the UPC
hinges on (1) whether D leaves descendants (or, if not, a
parent), (2) and the composition of a blended family.
Ss share is lowest (first $150,000 +
Overview of Class
Someone dies without a valid will or trust. Their property passes
through court-supervised probate according to default rules.
The traditional way of passing property at death.