§ 392.010 Husband’s interest in wife’s realty same as wife’s interest in his
§ 392.020 Surviving spouse’s interest in property of deceased spouse — “Dower” and “curtesy” defined
§ 392.030 Actual possession by deceased spouse not necessary for dower or curtesy
§ 392.040 Lands in which surviving spouse to have no dower or curtesy
§ 392.050 Rights of surviving spouse pending assignment of dower or curtesy
§ 392.060 Dower need not be allotted from all parcels
§ 392.070 Recovery of dower or curtesy from heir, devisee or purchaser — Value of — Rents
§ 392.080 Surviving spouse may renounce will — Form to use when renouncing will — Share of the surviving spouse in such case — When devise or bequest is in addition to dower or curtesy
§ 392.090 All property claims barred by divorce or adultery
§ 392.100 Dower or curtesy rights in event of bigamy
§ 392.110 Default or collusive judgment no bar to dower or curtesy — Collusive assignment does not bind heir
§ 392.120 Jointure — When a bar to dower or curtesy — Waiver of — Indemnity for loss of
§ 392.130 Release of dower or curtesy upon sale of estate of infant or mentally disabled spouse
§ 392.140 Sale or mortgage of dower or curtesy interest of mentally disabled spouse

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 392 - Dower and Curtesy

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Personal estate: includes chattels, real and other estate that passes to the personal representative upon the owner dying intestate. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • real estate: includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.