Probate Practice and Procedure
Rules of Descent
R.I. Gen. Laws § 33-1-12
§ 33-1-12. Intestate estate.
(a) Any part of a decedent's estate not effectively disposed of by will passes by intestate succession to the decedent's heirs as prescribed in this chapter, except as modified by the decedent's will.
(b) A decedent may by will expressly exclude or limit the right of an individual or class to succeed to property of the decedent passing by intestate succession. If that individual, or a member of that class, survives the decedent, the share of the decedent's intestate estate to which that individual or class would have succeeded passes as if that individual or each member of that class has disclaimed an intestate share.
History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 260, § 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 312, § 3.