Article 1141. General Provisions.
1. Heirs by law are called upon to inherit in the order of priority provided for in Articles 1142-1145 and 1148 of this Code. The heirs of each successive queue inherit if there are no successors of the preceding queues, that is, if the heirs of the preceding queues are missing, or none of them has the right to inherit, or all of them are excluded from inheritance (Article 1117), or are deprived of the inheritance either none of them accepted the inheritance, or they all refused the inheritance. 2. The heirs of the same queue inherit in equal shares, with the exception of the heirs who inherit by right of representation (Article 1146).
References to other articles of chapter 63. Inheritance by law: