2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 2 - WILLS, DECEDENTS' ESTATES AND PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 4 - INTESTATE SUCCESSION
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 2-4-102 - Rule of descent; illegitimate person.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 2-4-102 (2018)

2-4-102. Rule of descent; illegitimate person.

(a) The rule of descent of all property, real and personal, of any illegitimate person dying intestate in this state and leaving property and effects therein, shall be as follows:

(i) To the widow or surviving husband and children, as the property and effects of other persons in like cases;

(ii) If the deceased illegitimate person leaves no children or descendents of a child or children, then the whole estate shall descend to and vest in the widow or surviving husband;

(iii) If the deceased illegitimate person leaves no widow, surviving husband or descendents, his estate shall descend to and vest in the mother and her children, and their descendents, one-half (1/2) to the mother and the other half to be equally divided between her children and their descendents, the descendents of a child taking the share of the deceased parent or ancestors;

(iv) If the deceased illegitimate person leaves no heirs, as above provided, the estate shall pass to and vest in the next of kin of the mother of such illegitimate person, in the same manner as the estate of a legitimate person would pass by law to the next of kin.

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