Wills, Trusts, and Estates
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which that individual or class would have succeeded passes as if that individual
or each member of that class had disclaimed his [or her] intestate share. $2-102.
SHARE OF SPOUSE" The intestate share of a decedent's surviving spouse is: (1)
NOTE: MUST THE SURVIVING SPOUSE ACCEPT A LIFE ESTATE 2 Once the
amount of the elective share has been determined, when the surviving spouse
elects against the will, she is usually credited (or, in legal language, “charged”)
the amount necessary to pay for the period of ineligibility which would result from
the spouse's failure to elect. How do these cases square with the idea that the
elective share is personal to the surviving spouse (supra page 484) and that ...