§ 34-15-20. Partition of lands of fee holders and of life tenants, reversioners, and remaindermen.
Partition may be made of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments between the person or persons who hold the fee of any share or shares thereof, and the person or persons who hold or are or may be entitled to any share or shares thereof, for life or in reversion or remainder, and whether the remainder is vested or contingent, and whether it is to persons in being and ascertained or to persons not in being or to be ascertained thereafter, or subject to be opened to let in those afterwards to come into being or having other interests whatsoever, vested or contingent, therein; provided, that all persons in being at the time of the commencement of the action for partition, interested in the estate, are made parties to the proceedings and their title or interest fully shown upon the record by the pleadings; and provided, also, that before final judgment or decree for partition or sale in any such case the court shall appoint some discreet person to represent the interest of persons, if any, not then in being, whose reasonable charges, as allowed by the court, shall be taxed in the costs and be a charge upon the share or shares of the estate in which the parties not in being shall or may be interested.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 265, § 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 330, § 20; G.L. 1923, ch. 381, § 20; G.L. 1938, ch. 586, § 20; G.L. 1956, § 34-15-20.)