§ 15-5-10 Disposal of certain real estate
after filing of complaint.
At any time after the filing of a complaint for divorce from bed, board, and
future cohabitation, and until a decree of reconciliation has been entered, the
court, upon the petition of either party seized in his or her own right of real
estate in Rhode Island, after notice to the opposing party, after a hearing on
the petition, may, if the court finds that justice and the best interests of
the party require, enter a decree permitting the party to sell, mortgage, or
otherwise dispose of the real estate free of the rights of life estates created
by chapter 25 of title 33 of the opposing party. The decree shall contain a
description of the real estate sufficient to identify it either by reference to
a recorded plat or otherwise, and a certified copy of the decree shall be
recorded in the records of land evidence of the city or town in which the real
estate is located.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3692, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 15-5-10; P.L. 1979, ch. 373, § 11.)