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SUCCESSION ACT 2006 - SECT 129

Brothers and sisters

129 Brothers and sisters

(1) The brothers and sisters of an intestate are entitled to the whole of the intestate estate if the intestate leaves:
(a) no spouse, and
(b) no issue, and
(c) no parent.
(2) If no brother or sister predeceased the intestate leaving issue who survived the intestate, then:
(a) if only one survives-the entitlement vests in the surviving brother or sister, or
(b) if 2 or more survive-the entitlement vests in them in equal shares.
(3) If a brother or sister predeceased the intestate leaving issue who survived the intestate:
(a) allowance must be made in the division of the estate between brothers and sisters for the presumptive share of any such deceased brother or sister, and
(b) the presumptive share of any such deceased brother or sister is to be divided between the brother’s or sister’s children and, if any of these children predeceased the intestate leaving issue who survived the intestate, the deceased child’s presumptive share is to be divided between the child’s children (again allowing for the presumptive share of a grandchild who predeceased the intestate leaving issue who survived the intestate), and so on until the entitlement is exhausted.



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