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AGO 1953 NO. 42 >

Stepmother may be awarded a family allowance if she was living with decedent as a member of his household and was to some extent dependent upon him.

AGO 1963 NO. 65 >

The homestead allowance which a surviving spouse may claim is determined by the law in effect on the date of the decedent's death and not the date on which the estate is probated.