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§ 1-202. Surviving spouse defined

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and Trusts

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Estates of Decedents--General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Determining Relationship (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 1-202
§ 1-202. Surviving spouse defined
Divorce or annulment
(a) No person who has received an absolute divorce from the decedent or whose marriage to the decedent has been validly annulled is a surviving spouse.
Divorce or annulment not recognized by State
(b) No person who has voluntarily appeared in a proceeding in which an absolute divorce between the decedent and the survivor, or an annulment of their marriage was obtained, even though not recognized as valid in this State, is a surviving spouse. This subsection does not apply if the parties to the divorce or annulment subsequently remarry each other.
Marriage ceremony after divorce or annulment
(c) No person who participates in a marriage ceremony with a third person, after a decree or judgment of divorce or annulment obtained by the decedent, is a surviving spouse.
Persons convicted of bigamy
(d) No person who has been convicted of bigamy while married to the decedent is a surviving spouse.


Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 396, § 1.
Formerly Art. 93, § 1-202.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 1-202, MD EST & TRST § 1-202
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2018, from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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