If the title to any property to which KRS 391.210 to 391.260 applies was held by the decedent at the time of death, title of the surviving spouse may be perfected by an order of the probate court or by execution of an instrument by the personal representative or the heirs or devisees of the decedent with the approval of the probate court. Neither the personal representative nor the court in which the decedent’s estate is being administered has a duty to discover or attempt to discover whether property held by the decedent is property to which KRS 391.210 to 391.260 applies, unless a written demand is made by the surviving spouse or the spouse’s successor in interest.
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 328, sec. 1(4).

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 391.225

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Probate: Proving a will