2023 Montana Code Annotated
Title 72. Estates, Trusts, and Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 2. Upc -- Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers
Part 4. Exempt Property and Allowances
72-2-412. Homestead allowance

Universal Citation: MT Code § 72-2-412 (2023)

72-2-412. Homestead allowance. A decedent's surviving spouse is entitled to a homestead allowance of $22,500. If there is no surviving spouse, each minor child and each dependent child of the decedent is entitled to a homestead allowance amounting to $22,500 divided by the number of minor and dependent children of the decedent. The homestead allowance is exempt from and has priority over all claims against the estate. Homestead allowance is in addition to any share passing to the surviving spouse or minor or dependent child by the will of the decedent unless otherwise provided, by intestate succession, or by way of elective share.

History: En. 91A-2-401 by Sec. 1, Ch. 365, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 153, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 91A-2-401; amd. Sec. 57, Ch. 494, L. 1993; Sec. 72-2-801, MCA 1991; redes. 72-2-412 by Code Commissioner, 1993; amd. Sec. 27, Ch. 313, L. 2019.

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