Utah Code Title 78B. Judicial Code § 78B-3-105. Definition of heir

As used in Sections 78B-3-106 and 78B-3-107 , “heirs” means:

(1) the following surviving persons:

(a) the decedent's spouse;

(b) the decedent's children as provided in Section 75-2-114 ;

(c) the decedent's natural parents, or if the decedent was adopted, then his adoptive parents;

(d) the decedent's stepchildren who:

(i) are in their minority at the time of decedent's death;  and

(ii) are primarily financially dependent on the decedent.

(2) “Heirs” means any blood relative as provided by the law of intestate succession if the decedent is not survived by a person under Subsections (1)(a), (b), or (c).


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