2005 California Probate Code Sections 240-241 CHAPTER 1. INTESTATE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SECTION 240-241

240.  If  a statute calls for property to be distributed or taken in
the manner provided in this section, the property shall be divided
into as many equal shares as there are living members of the nearest
generation of issue then living and deceased members of that
generation who leave issue then living, each living member of the
nearest generation of issue then living receiving one share and the
share of each deceased member of that generation who leaves issue
then living  being divided in the same manner among his or her then
living issue.
241.  Section 240 does not apply where the death of the decedent in
the case of intestate succession or of the testator, settlor, or
other transferor occurred before January 1, 1985, and the law
applicable prior to January 1, 1985, shall continue to apply where
the death occurred before January 1, 1985.

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