If someone passes, then the estate is divided. Even if you have lived apart, because there was no divorce
, someone in your situation would still be considered his SPOUSE for all intents and purposes.
IF THERE IS NO WILL
If not, then the estate is divided according to default succession and the spouse has a share of it - see here:
Under "Who Gets What?"
IF THERE IS A WILL
Even if he wrote you out, you are still considered his wife. As such, a spouse is entitled to a SHARE even if not in the Will in SC, of ONE THIRD of his estate. Section 62-7-112.
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