TITLE 33
Probate practice and procedure

CHAPTER 33-1
Rules of Descent

SECTION 33-1-5


§ 33-1-5 Life estate descending to spouse.

Whenever the intestate dies and leaves a surviving spouse, the real estate of the intestate shall descend and pass to the surviving spouse for his or her natural life. The provisions of §§ 33-1-1 and 33-1-2 shall be subject to the provisions of this section and § 33-1-6.

History of Section.
(G.L., ch. 316, § 4, as enacted by P.L. 1919, ch. 1787, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 367, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 567, § 4; P.L. 1944, ch. 1421, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 33-1-5; P.L. 2014, ch. 260, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 312, § 1.)