§ 5305.01 Assignment of dower
§ 5305.02 Petition for dower
§ 5305.03 Encumbrances presented
§ 5305.04 Land situated in different counties
§ 5305.05 Death of plaintiff before assignment
§ 5305.06 Appointment of commissioners to assign dower
§ 5305.07 Proceedings upon return of assignment of dower
§ 5305.08 Assignment of dower when estate indivisible
§ 5305.09 Timberlands or other unimproved lands or lots
§ 5305.10 Election by owner of lands to pay value of dower
§ 5305.11 Dower during pendency of petition
§ 5305.12 Exemptions in estimating yearly value of dower
§ 5305.13 Minor heir not to be prejudiced by collusive assignment of dower
§ 5305.14 Costs
§ 5305.15 Surviving spouse may elect to be endowed out of proceeds of sale
§ 5305.16 Election by answer is a release of dower
§ 5305.17 Guardian may elect for surviving spouse
§ 5305.18 Petition to discharge land of dower of incompetent person
§ 5305.19 Inquest of competence
§ 5305.20 Proceedings on report of inquest of competence
§ 5305.21 Dower of incompetent person may be barred
§ 5305.22 Real estate may be conveyed free from dower if spouse incompetent

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 5305 - Dower

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Dower: A widow
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oath: includes affirmation, and "swear" includes affirm. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59