If the deceased spouse, during the coverture, was seized in law of the fee simple of any real estate, then the surviving spouse may have dower or curtesy in that real estate, although the deceased spouse never had actual possession.
History: Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 386, sec. 77. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 392.030

  • Dower: A widow
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • real estate: includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2134.