A Compilation of the Tennessee Statutes of a General Public Nature, in Force on the First Day of January, 1917; Together with Which Are Noted the Ex

A Compilation of the Tennessee Statutes of a General Public Nature, in Force on the First Day of January, 1917; Together with Which Are Noted the Ex

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...must select interpretation of statute most favorable to widow.--If sections 4142 and 4143 are susceptible of two interpretations in their special reference to the mansion house and other improvements, it is the duty of the courts to select that interpretation which is most favorable to the widow. Vincent v. Vincent, 1 Heis., 338. See Tarpley v. Gannaway, 2 Cold., 248; Harrell v. Harrell, 4 Cold., 379, 380. 2. "Condition and past manner of life" of widow is to be determined from what.--The "condition and past manner of life" of the widow is to be determined by the manner in which her husband was living at or about the time of his death; and if he was then occupying a comfortable residence, she should, when entitled to dower only, and not to homestead, be allowed such improvements as part of her dower. without paying rent to the heirs in the form of an equivalent in land. Vincent v. Vincent, 1 Heis., 339, 340. 3. Improvements valued at $2,500 may be included in dower without any charge therefor, when.--Where the value of the entire tract of land was not shown, but there was evidence that the improvements were worth about twenty-five hundred dollars, and that the deceased husband was "one of the best livers in the county," the widow was entitled to the inclusion of such improvements in the dower without being charged with their value or any part thereof, and the assignment of less than one-fourth in value of the land did not meet the iequirement of the statute, and was not allowed to stand, but was set aside. with remandment, and directions to assign dower so as to include such improvements without any charge therefor. Such is the rule where the widow is entitled to dower only, and not to homestead. Vincent...show more

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  • 9781236626639