UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
INTESTATE SUCCESSION — WILLS
SUCCESSION OF QUASI-COMMUNITY PROPERTY — ELECTIVE SHARE OF SURVIVING SPOUSE
15-2-203. Elective right to quasi-community property and augmented estate. (a) The right of the surviving spouse in the augmented quasi-community property estate shall be elective and shall be limited to one-half (1/2) of the total augmented quasi-community property estate which will include, as a part of the property described in sections 15-2-201 and 15-2-202, Idaho Code, property received from the decedent and owned by the surviving spouse at the decedent’s death, plus the value of such property transferred by the surviving spouse at any time during marriage to any person other than the decedent which would have been in the surviving spouse’s quasi-community property augmented estate if that spouse had predeceased the decedent to the extent that the owner’s transferred property is derived from the decedent by any means other than testate or intestate succession without a full consideration in money or money’s worth. This shall not include any benefits derived from the federal social security system by reason of service performed or disability incurred by the decedent and shall include property transferred from the decedent to the surviving spouse by virtue of joint ownership and through the exercise of a power of appointment also exercisable in favor of others than the surviving spouse and appointed to the surviving spouse.
(b) The elective share to the quasi-community estate thus computed shall be reduced by an allocable portion of general administration expenses, homestead allowance, exempt property and enforceable claims.
(c) Property owned by the surviving spouse at the time of the decedent’s death and property transferred by the surviving spouse is presumed to have been derived from the decedent except to the extent that the surviving spouse establishes that it was derived from another source.
[15-2-203, added 1978, ch. 350, sec. 2, p. 914; am. 2016, ch. 262, sec. 1, p. 682.]