11801. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the share in a
decedent's estate of a beneficiary who survives the decedent but who
dies before distribution shall be distributed under this chapter with
the same effect as though the distribution were made to the
beneficiary while living.
(b) Subject to Section 21525, distribution may not be made under
this chapter if the decedent's will provides that the beneficiary is
entitled to take under the will only if the beneficiary survives the
date of distribution or other period stated in the will and the
beneficiary fails to survive the date of distribution or other
11802. If a beneficiary satisfies the requirement of Section 11801,
the beneficiary's share in the decedent's estate shall be
distributed as follows:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, distribution
shall be made to the personal representative of the estate of the
beneficiary for the purpose of administration in the estate of the
(b) If the beneficiary was issue of the decedent and died
intestate while under the age of majority and not having been
emancipated, distribution shall be made directly to the heirs of the
beneficiary without administration in the estate of the beneficiary.
(c) If a person entitled to the beneficiary's share proceeds under
Division 8 (commencing with Section 13000) (disposition of estate
without administration), distribution shall be made under Division 8.