Surviving spouse and no descendants, or
Surviving spouse and children (with that spouse)
There is no surviving spouse
Lastly, if there is no surviving spouse or descendants then the estate “ascends”. It passes to:
If absolutely no relatives are alive, the property will “escheat” to the state, which is a very rare circumstance.
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