When a husband has been adjudged mentally disabled by a court of competent jurisdiction, the wife, by judgment of a court of equity, may be empowered to sell and convey by her own deed, or to mortgage by appropriate instrument, any of her real estate freed as to it and its proceeds from any claim of her husband.
Effective: July 1, 1982

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 404.050

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • real estate: includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

History: Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 141, sec. 128, effective July 1, 1982. — Amended
1978 Ky. Acts ch. 92, sec. 14, effective June 17, 1978. — Amended 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 152, secs. 1 and 3. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October
1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2131.
Note: 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 396, sec. 139 would have amended this section effective
July 1, 1982. However, 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 396 was repealed by 1982 Ky. Acts ch.
141, sec. 146, also effective July 1, 1982.