Joe owned a home. He died without a will. His survivors are a mother and six siblings.

Do I understand correctly that the mother inherits everything and the siblings nothing? Here is a link to the UT code that led me to this conclusion:

Utah - Section 103 Share of heirs other than surviving spouse

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Yes, the mother inherits the estate

Note that the estate is not "everything".

  • What do you mean by it is not everything?
    – Viktor
    Feb 14, 2020 at 3:35
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    @Viktor not everything you own passes through your estate. Some things (e.g. life insurance, retirement plans) pass directly to the beneficiaries.
    – Dale M
    Feb 14, 2020 at 4:07

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