“Representation” means the method of determining the passing of the net intestate estate when the distributees are of different generations in relation to the decedent. Representation is accomplished as follows:
If a distributive share of a wholly or partially intestate estate passes by representation to a person’s descendants, the share is divided into as many equal shares as there are:
Surviving descendants in the generation nearest to the person that contains one or more surviving descendants; and
Deceased descendants, in the generation nearest to the person that contains one or more surviving descendants, who left surviving descendants, if any.
Each share created for a surviving descendant in the nearest generation is distributed to that descendant. Each share created for a deceased descendant is distributed to the descendants of the deceased descendant by representation as described in this section. [1969 c.591 §24; 2015 c.387 §6; 2016 c.42 §6]