2013 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Multiple Choice Question 1

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Armand died intestate. His full-blood brothers, Bobby and Conrad, andhalf-blood brothers, Danny, Edward and Floro, all predeceased him. The following are the surviving relatives:

1. Benny and Bonnie, legitimate children of Bobby;
2. Cesar, legitimate child of Conrad;
3. Dante, illegitimate child of Danny;
4. Ernie, adopted child of Edward; and
5. Felix, grandson of Floro.

The net value of Armand’s estate is P1,200,000.

I.(1) How much do Benny and Bonnie stand to inherit by right of representation? (1%)

(A) P200,000
(B) P300,000
(C) P400,000
(D) P150,000
(E) None of the above.

I.(2) How much is Dante’s share in the net estate? (1%)

(A) P150,000.
(B) P200,000.
(C) P300,000.
(D) P400,000.
(E) None of the above.

I.(3) How much is Ernie’s share in the net estate. (1%)

(A) P0.
(B) P400,000.
(C) P150,000.
(D) P200,000.
(E) None of the above.

I.(4) How much is Felix’s share in the net estate? (1%)

(A) P400,000.
(B) P150,000.
(C) P300,000.
(D) P0.
(E) None of the above.

One comment

  1. I.(3) – A – adopted child cannot inherit from parent’s relatives.
    I.(4) – D – the nearer relative exclude the farther one.

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