Article 2179. Heirs on intestacy of the second degree
(1) Heirs on intestacy of the second degree are the parents of the deceased and their descendants.
(2) If the parents are living at the time of the devolution of an inheritance, they inherit alone and in equal shares.
(3) If at the time of the devolution of an inheritance one of the parents of the deceased is no longer living, the place of the deceased parent is taken by its descendants under the provisions governing succession by heirs of the first degree. If the deceased parent has no descendants, the surviving parent inherits alone.