Article 2185. Right of intestate succession of the spouse
(1) The surviving spouse is an heir on intestacy and is entitled to one quarter of the inheritance together with relatives of the first degree, regardless of the number of descendants.
(2) The surviving spouse is entitled to o one half of the inheritance together with relatives of the second degree or together with grandparents, regardless of the number of heirs. If there are both grandparents and descendants of grandparents living, the spouse also receives the share of the other half that under Article 2180 would pass to the descendants.
(3) The share in the inheritance of the surviving spouse are determined before the determination of the share in the inheritance of the other heirs.
(4) If there are relatives neither of the first nor of the second degree nor grandparents living or if they do not inherit, the surviving spouse receives the whole inheritance.