Intestate Succession Rules Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Tommy, a Connecticut domiciliary, dies intestate. At his death, he owned a farm house and tangible personal property in Darien, CT. Since he worked in New York City, he also owned a studio apartment (condominium) on the Upper East Side. He still kept a bank account and a safe deposit box that contained stock certificates at the Citibank two blocks from his apartment. Which of the following is correct?
Choice 1 The intestate statutes in Connecticut will govern disposition of Tommy’s property.
Choice 2 The intestate statutes in New York will govern disposition of Tommy’s property.
Choice 3 Both the intestate statutes of Connecticut and New York will govern disposition of Tommy’s property
Phyllis lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Anthony, in the family home left to her by her mother when she died several years ago. At the time, Phyllis’s father, Alfred, was divorced from her mother. While driving home from work one night, Phyllis was killed in a car accident. She died intestate. Phyllis is also survived by her younger sister, Jean, who is single and lives in Virginia Beach. Who will inherit the Richmond home?
Choice 1 Anthony inherits the Richmond home.
Choice 2 Alfred inherits the Richmond home.
Choice 3 Jean inherits the Richmond home.
Choice 4 Anthony and Alfred inherit the Richmond home.

Phyllis lives in Virginia with her husband, Anthony, and their two children, Betty and Tony, Jr., in the family home left to her by her mother when she died several years ago. At the time, Phyllis’s father, Alfred, was divorced from her mother. While driving home from work one night, Phyllis was killed in a car accident. She died intestate. Phyllis is also survived by her younger sister, Jean, who is single and lives in Virginia Beach. Who will inherit the Richmond home?
Choice 1 Anthony inherits the Richmond home.
Choice 2 Anthony, Betty and Tony, Jr. inherit the Richmond home.
Choice 3 Jean inherits the Richmond home.
Choice 4 Alfred inherits the Richmond home.
Walter was 67 years old when he died intestate last month. His second wife, April, died five years ago. Although they never had any children together as a couple, April had a son, Oliver. Walter’s only brother died 10 years ago. His brother had a daughter; however, Walter has never kept in contact with her. At his death, Walter owned a small home, furniture, car and $5,000 in cash. What will be the disposition of Walter’s assets?
Choice 1 Walter’s assets escheat to the state.
Choice 2 Oliver inherits Walter’s assets.
Choice 3 Walter’s niece inherits his assets.
Barbara became a doting grandmother to her six grandchildren, F, G, H, I, J, K, when their parents and respective spouses were killed in a plane crash. Barbara’s deceased son had four children (F, G, H, I) and her deceased daughter had two children (J, K). When Barbara recently died intestate, she left her six grandchildren as her only surviving relatives. How will Barbara’s estate be divided?
Choice 1 F, G, H, I are entitled to ½ of the estate; J, K are entitled to ½ of the estate.
Choice 2 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/6th of the estate; J, K are entitled to 1/6th of the estate.
Choice 3 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/8th of the estate; J, K are entitled to 1/4th of the estate.
Barbara became a doting grandmother to her four grandchildren F, G, H, I, and two great-grandchildren, X, Y, after a plane crash claimed the life of her husband, son, daughter and one of her grandsons (her daughter’s only child). Barbara’s deceased son had four children (F, G, H, I) and her deceased grandson had two children, X, Y. When Barbara recently died intestate, she left her six grand and great-grandchildren as her only surviving relatives. In a per capita distribution:
Choice 1 F, G, H, I are entitled to ½ of the estate; X, Y are entitled to ½ of the estate.
Choice 2 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/4th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to none of the estate.
Choice 3 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/6th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to 1/6th of the estate.
Choice 4 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/5th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to 1/10th of the estate.
Barbara became a doting grandmother to her four grandchildren F, G, H, I, and two great-grandchildren, X, Y, after a plane crash claimed the life of her husband, son, daughter and one of her grandsons (her daughter’s only child). Barbara’s deceased son had four children (F, G, H, I) and her deceased grandson had two children, X, Y. When Barbara recently died intestate, she left her six grand and great-grandchildren as her only surviving relatives. In a per stirpes distribution:
Choice 1 F, G, H, I are entitled to ½ of the estate; X, Y are entitled to ½ of the estate.
Choice 2 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/4th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to none of the estate.
Choice 3 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/6th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to 1/6th of the estate.
Choice 4 F, G, H, I are entitled to 1/5th of the estate; X, Y are entitled to 1/10th of the estate.
Walter was 67 years old when he died intestate last month. He second wife, April, died five years ago. Although they never had any children together as a couple, April had a son, Oliver, who Walter adopted after their marriage. His only brother died 10 years ago. His brother had a daughter; however, Walter has never kept in contact with her. At his death, Walter owned a small home, furniture, car and $5,000 in cash. What will happen to Walter’s assets?
Choice 1 Walter’s assets escheat to the state.
Choice 2 Oliver inherits Walter’s assets.
Choice 3 Walter’s niece inherits his assets.
Patty was 17 years old when she got pregnant. When her son, Chad, was born, her former boyfriend, Timothy, refused to acknowledge him. Two years after Chad was born, Timothy’s father died. In his will, he stipulated that all his grandchildren would be entitled to inherit $1,000. Chad is entitled to share in this inheritance.
True
False
Patty was 17 years old when she got pregnant. When her son, Chad, was born, her former boyfriend, Timothy, refused to acknowledge him. Yet, she was able to have a paternity test performed that confirmed Timothy was Chad’s father. Two years after Chad was born, Timothy’s father died. In his will, he stipulated that all his grandchildren were to inherit $1,000. Chad is entitled to share in this inheritance.
True
False
Patty was 17 years old when she got pregnant. When her son, Chad, was born, her former boyfriend, Timothy, refused to acknowledge him. Two years after Chad was born, Patty was killed by a drunk driver. She died intestate. Patty’s mother, Joann, was successful in obtaining a $300,000 wrongful death settlement from the drunk driver, payable to Patty’s estate. Which of the following is correct?
Choice 1 Joann is entitled to inherit the $300,000 settlement.
Choice 2 Timothy is entitled to inherit the $300,000 settlement
Choice 3 Both Timothy and Chad are entitled to inherit the $300,000 settlement.
Choice 4 Chad is entitled to inherit the $300,000 settlement

Jennifer has three sons, Ben, Chris and Oscar. Ben is a very wealthy and famous movie star. Chris is a struggling actor and Oscar married a very rich older woman. To help Chris pay for some of his expenses, Jennifer gives him $2,000 per month. Accompanying this payment is written documentation that these amounts are considered an advance inheritance. Two years later, Jennifer dies intestate. During that period, Chris had received $48,000. Jennifer leaves a net estate of $852,000. Each son is entitled to 1/3rd of the $852,000 estate or $284,000.
True
False

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