This exercise introduces users to the Uniform Probate Code scheme of intestate succession. It explores the application of the Code (as amended in 2008) to various hypothetical situations and gives feedback to the student utilizing the applicable Code provisions. The program examines the inheritance rights of descendants, ancestors and collateral heirs and looks to subsidiary problems of inheritance such as the rights of posthumous heirs, adopted heirs, illegitimate children, and the slayer of the decedent. The requirement of survivorship is also explored.
This exercise is based on the 2008 amendments to the U.P.C.