California Code, Probate Code - PROB § 13500

Except as provided in this chapter, when a spouse dies intestate leaving property that passes to the surviving spouse under Section 6401 , or dies testate and by his or her will devises all or a part of his or her property to the surviving spouse, the property passes to the survivor subject to the provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 13540 ) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 13550 ), and no administration is necessary.

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