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CHAPTER 21-44

TERMINATION OF LIFE ESTATES

21-44-1      Definition of terms.
21-44-2      Recording of death certificate for joint tenant or life tenant--Prima facie evidence--Recording of inheritance tax determination--Affidavit identifying property involved.
21-44-3      Proceeding for termination of life estate--Contents of verified petition.
21-44-4      Joinder of proceedings as to two or more life tenants.
21-44-5      Joinder of proceedings as to all property held by life tenant.
21-44-6      Life estates in personal property subject to termination--Joinder with proceedings as to real property.
21-44-7      Lis pendens notice required if property in another county affected.
21-44-8      Order fixing time and place for hearing on petition--Contents.
21-44-9      Publication of notice of hearing--Mail notice to parties--Other notice ordered by court.
21-44-10      Proceedings for determination of inheritance tax due--Inventory--Service on Department of Revenue--Jurisdiction to determine tax.
21-44-11      Validation of prior inheritance tax determinations in circuit court.
21-44-12      Persons permitted to appear at hearing on termination of estate.
21-44-13      Procedure on contested petitions.
21-44-14      Inquiry and proof required on uncontested petition.
21-44-15      Clear and convincing proof required--Adjournment to secure additional evidence--Affidavits to establish death of life tenant.
21-44-16      Statement or affidavit establishing death of person in military service.
21-44-17      Presumption of death after seven years' absence.
21-44-18      Denial of petition if proof insufficient--Order to proceed in quiet title action.
21-44-19      Judgment finding life tenant deceased and terminating life estate--Effect of judgment.
21-44-20      Validation of prior proceedings as to personal property.
21-44-21      Validation of prior proceedings joining different claims as to personal property--Protection of vested rights.
21-44-22      Validation of prior proceedings where notice or allegations were insufficient.
21-44-23      Recording of judgment terminating estate--Prima facie evidence.
21-44-24      Action to set aside judgment terminating estate--Bona fide purchaser or encumbrancer protected.
21-44-25      Prospective and retrospective application of chapter.
21-44-26      Remedy not exclusive.
21-44-27      Termination of spousal joint tenancy by any interested person.


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