Intestate Succession in Montana

Montana law describe how your Montana property will be divided among your heirs if you die without a written will.  The rules on intestate succession are complicated, but generally speaking, the division of your property will depend on who survives you.  For example:  

  • If you are survived only by your spouse:   All to your spouse.
  • If you are survived only by your spouse and you & your spouse's kids:   All to your spouse. 
  • If you are survived only by your spouse and your parents:  Your spouse receives the first $200,000, plus 3⁄4 of the balance. Your parents receive 1⁄4 of balance.
  • If you are survived only by your spouse, you & your spouse's kids, and your stepchildren :   Your spouse receives the first $150,000 plus 1⁄2 of the balance.  Your children receive 1⁄2 of the balance.  Stepchildren do not inherit. 

You should contact a Montana attorney for more information about intestate succession.  

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