Title 53, Chapter 3, Section 1
(a) As used in this chapter, the terms "child" or "children" mean
any minor child who would be entitled to inherit if the child's
parent died intestate.
(b) Among the necessary expenses of administration and to be
preferred before all other debts, except as specifically provided
otherwise in this chapter, is the provision of year's support for
(c) The surviving spouse and minor children of a testate or
intestate decedent are entitled to year's support in the form of
property for their support and maintenance for the period of 12
months from the date of the decedent's death.