Probate Practice and Procedure

Custody and Probate of Wills

SECTION 33-7-20

§ 33-7-20. Order approving foreign will – Effect on real estate titles.

If, at the hearing, no sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, the court may order the copy to be placed on file and recorded; provided, however, that, as to real estate in towns other than that in which the copy is filed and recorded, the title shall not pass, for the purposes of conveyance by the devisee, until a certified copy is recorded in the records of land evidence in any other town or city in which any real estate is situated; and provided, further, that when any copy is duly filed and recorded as aforesaid, title to lands devised by the will shall relate back to the death of the testator.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 792; G.L. 1909, ch. 310, § 12; G.L. 1923, ch. 361, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 572, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 33-7-20.)