Q: What's the breakdown in RI is husband dies without a will. The wife gets the 1st 50,000 or 100,000?
A: The surviving spouse of a decedent who dies domiciled in this state has a right of election that is not defined in finite dollar amounts. Review Rhode Island intestacy laws at your leisure, and/or hire a practicing probate attorney to assist in the proceedings. see: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE33/INDEX.HTM and particularly http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE33/33-28/33-28-1.HTM
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