93 W. Va. L. Rev. 61 (1990-1991)
Reforming the Law of Interstate Succession and Elective Shares: New Solutions to Age-Old Problems

handle is hein.journals/wvb93 and id is 71 raw text is: REFORMING THE LAW OF INTESTATE
SUCCESSION AND ELECTIVE SHARES:
NEW SOLUTIONS TO AGE-OLD PROBLEMS
JOHN W. FISHER, II*
SCOTT A. CJRNUTTE**
I.   INTRODUCTION ........................................................       62
II.   REvIsED     UNIFORM     PROBATE CODE, PART I ..................             67
A.    Section 2-101 Intestate Estate ............................           68
B.    Section 2-102 Share of Spouse ...........................             72
1.    Empirical Studies .......................................       72
2.    Distribution Under Section 2-102 ..................             76
a. Distribution When Decedent Is Survived By
a Spouse or by a Spouse and Children....                  76
b. Distribution When Decedent Is Survived by
a Spouse and Parents ..........................           77
C. Section 2-103 Share of Heirs Other than Surviving
Spouse ...........................................................    80
D. Section 2-104 Requirement that Heir Survive
Decedent for 120 Hours ....................................           81
E.    Section 2-105 No        Taker ...................................     82
F.    Section 2-106 Representation ..............................           83
G.    Section 2-107 Kindred of Half Blood .................                 87
H.    Section 2-108 Afterborn Heirs ...........................             87
I.    Section 2-109 Advancements ..............................             88
J.    Section 2-110 Debts To Decedent ........................              91
K.    Section 2-111 Alienage .....................................          92
L.    Section 2-112 Dower and Curtesy Abolished .........                   92
M. Section 2-113 Individuals Related to Decedent
Through     Two Lines .........................................       96
* Professor of Law and Associate Dean, West Virginia University College of Law; A.B.,
1964, West Virginia University; J.D., 1967, West Virginia University.
** Member of the West Virginia Law Review and the West Virginia Law Institute's Advisory
Committee on Intestate Succession and Elective Shares.
The authors would like to acknowledge with sincere appreciation the assistance of Ms. Elma
Reed, a C. Howard Hardesty Research Fellow, in the preparation of this article.

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