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PART 2—SUCCESSION; ESCHEAT; SIMULTANEOUS DEATHS CHAPTKB 31. SUCCESSION GENERALLY 33. ESCHEAT 35. SIMULTANEOUS DEATHS

Sec 501 611 651

CHAPTER 31—SUCCESSION GENERALLY SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 501. Succession defined.

SUBCHAPTER II—COMMUNITY PROPERTY

521. Title of surviving spouse; portion subject to testamentary disposition or succession. 522. Community property subject to administration; exception; husband's control after death of wife. SUBCHAPTER III—SEPARATE PROPERTY

541. 542. 543. 544. 545. 546. 547. 548. 549.

Succession controlled by contract and Code. Distribution to surviving spouse and issue. Distribution to issue where no surviving spouse. Distribution where no issue. Distribution to surviving spouse where no issue or immediate relatives. Distribution to immediate family where neither issue nor spouse. Distribution to next of kin where no spouse, issue or immediate family. Unmarried minor decedent Distribution of common property acquired from predeceased spouse where no surviving spouse or issue. 550. Distribution of former separate property of predeceased spouse where no surviving spouse or issue. 551. Distribution to next of kin of property acquired from predeceased spouse. SUBCHAPTER IV—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

571. 572. 573. 574. 575. 576. 577. 578. 579.

Succession by right of representation; posthumous child. Determination of degree of kindred. Lineal consanguinity; division. Collateral consanguinity. Inheritance rights of kindred of the half blood. Inheritance rights of illegitimate children; limitations. Succession to estate of illegitimate child. Inheritance rights of adopted children; restriction. Person convicted of murder or voluntary manslaughter of decedent.

Subchapter I—General Provisions § 501. Succession defined Succession is the acquisition of title to the property of one who dies without disposing of it by will. Subchapter II—Community Property § 521. Title of surviving spouse; portion subject to testamentary disposition or succession Upon the death of either husband or wife, one-half of the community property belongs to the surviving spouse. The other half is subject to the testamentary disposition of the decedent, and in the absence thereof goes to the surviving spouse, subject to section 522 of this title. § 522. Community property subject to administration; exception; husband's control after death of wife (a) Community property passing from the control of the husband by reason of his death is subject to administration, his debts, family allowance, and the charges and expenses of administration.