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20 If a person dies without a will leaving a spouse but no surviving descendant, the intestate estate must be distributed to the spouse.

2009-13-20, effective March 31, 2014 (B.C. Reg. 148/2013).


Transfer of Land to Widow or Widower Where No Children or Issue

Where the registrar is satisfied that the deceased has left no children or other issue, the personal representative need not establish the value of the whole estate on the transfer of land to a widow or widower because the widow or widower takes everything.