Title 33
Probate Practice and Procedure

Chapter 10
Allowances to Families of Decedents

R.I. Gen. Laws § 33-10-4

§ 33-10-4. Real estate set aside for support of widow or widower in addition to statutory life estate.

If there be no issue of a deceased person living at the time of his or her death, the probate court shall also allow and set off to the widow or widower such portion of the real estate of her or his deceased spouse not required for the payment of his or her debts as may be suitable for her or his situation and support and in accordance with the circumstances of the estate, and the widow or widower shall hold the real estate in addition to those rights afforded by chapter 25 of this title subject to the same conditions and for the same time as she or he holds her or his statutory estate pursuant to the provisions of chapter 25 of this title.

History of Section.
C.P.A. 1905, § 874; G.L. 1909, ch. 313, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 364, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 577, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 33-10-4; P.L. 1980, ch. 317, § 1.