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WVC 43 - CHAPTER 43. DOWER AND VALUATION OF LIFE ESTATES.

WVC 43 - 1 - ARTICLE 1. DOWER.


WVC 43 - 1 - 1 §43-1-1. Dower and curtesy abolished.

The estates of dower and curtesy are abolished.


WVC 43 - 1 - 2 §43-1-2. Notice of conveyance.

(a) For purposes of this section, "conveyance" means a dispositive act intended to create a property interest in land and includes the creation of a security interest in real estate.

(b) Any married person who conveys an interest in real estate shall notify his or her spouse prior to or within thirty days of the time of the conveyance if the conveyance involves an interest in real estate to which dower would have attached if the conveyance had been made prior to the date of enactment of this statute.

(c) A person making a conveyance described in the previous sections shall have the burden of proof to show compliance with this section. Such burden shall be met either by:

(1) The signature of the spouse of the conveying party on the conveyance instrument; or

(2) Such other forms of competent evidence as are admissible in a court of general jurisdiction in this state under the rules of evidence.

(d) When a married person fails to comply with the notification requirements of this section, then in the event of a subsequent divorce within five years of said conveyance, the value of the real estate conveyed, as determined at the time of the conveyance, shall be deemed a part of the conveyancer's marital property for purposes of determining equitable distribution or awards of support, notwithstanding that any consideration for said interest in the real estate may already be included in the marital property.

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a lien or claim against the interest in real estate conveyed in violations of this provision.


WVC 43 - 1 - 3 §43-1-3.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 4 §43-1-4.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 5 §43-1-5.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 6 §43-1-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 7 §43-1-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 8 §43-1-8.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 9 §43-1-9.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 10 §43-1-10.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 11 §43-1-11.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 12 §43-1-12.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 13 §43-1-13.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 14 §43-1-14.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 15 §43-1-15.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 16 §43-1-16.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 17 §43-1-17.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 18 §43-1-18.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 19 §43-1-19.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 1 - 20 §43-1-20.

Repealed.

Acts, 1992 Reg. Sess., Ch. 75.


WVC 43 - 2 - ARTICLE 2. VALUATION OF LIFE ESTATES.


WVC 43 - 2 - 1 §43-2-1. Gross sum in payment of life estates.
When a party as a tenant for life, or in dower, or otherwise, is entitled to the annual interest on a sum of money, or is entitled to the use of any estate, or any part thereof, or of the proceeds arising therefrom by a sale or otherwise, and is willing to accept a gross sum in lieu thereof, or the party liable for such interest, or affected by such claim, has the right to pay a gross sum in lieu thereof, or if a court in any proceeding decrees a gross sum to be paid in lieu thereof, or if it shall be desirable for any purpose to ascertain the value thereof, the sum to be paid or the present value thereof shall be calculated according to the following chart:

AgeAnnuityLife EstateRemainder
017.1944.96289.03711

117.3242.97015.02985

217.3073.96921.03079

317.2851.96797.03203

417.2597.96654.03346

517.2316.96497.03503

617.2014.96328.03672

717.1690.96146.03854

817.1346.95954.04046

917.0977.95747.04253

1017.0582.95526.04474

1117.0162.95291.04709

1216.9720.95043.04957

1316.9261.94786.05214

1416.8796.94526.05474

1516.8330.94265.05735

1616.7865.94004.05996

1716.7398.93743.06257

1816.6926.93479.06521

1916.6439.93206.06794

2016.5932.92922.07078

2116.5401.92625.07375

2216.4849.92315.07685

2316.4270.91991.08009

2416.3663.91651.08349

2516.3022.91292.08708

2616.2348.90915.09085

2716.1636.90516.09484

2816.0890.90099.09901

2916.0109.89661.10339

3015.9293.89204.10796

3115.8442.88728.11272

3215.7555.88231.11769

3315.6627.87711.12289

3415.5659.87169.12831

3515.4645.86601.13399

3615.3589.86010.13990

3715.2486.85392.14608

3815.1333.84747.15253

3915.0130.84073.15927

4014.8872.83369.16631

4114.7556.82632.17368

4214.6182.81862.18138

4314.4748.81059.18941

4414.3255.80223.19777

4514.1707.79356.20644

4614.0104.78458.21542

4713.8449.77532.22468

4813.6741.76575.23425

4913.4978.75588.24412

5013.3158.74568.25432

5113.1281.73518.26482

5212.9355.72439.27561

5312.7380.71333.28667

5412.5356.70199.29801

5512.3284.69039.30961

5612.1163.67851.32149

5711.8995.66637.33363

5811.6787.65400.34600

5911.4545.64145.35855

6011.2273.62873.37127

6110.9968.61582.38418

6210.7622.60268.39732

6310.5234.58931.41069

6410.2809.57573.42427

6510.0348.56195.43805

669.7847.54794.45206

679.5299.53367.46633

689.2709.51917.48083

699.0085.50448.49552

708.7440.48966.51034

718.4785.47480.52520

728.2128.45991.54009

737.9474.44505.55495

747.6815.43016.56984

757.4142.41520.58480

767.1449.40011.59989

776.8735.38491.61509

786.6006.36964.63036

796.3280.35437.64563

806.0577.33923.66077

815.7918.32434.67566

825.5314.30976.69024

835.2765.29549.70451

845.0255.28143.71857

854.7769.26750.73250

864.5327.25383.74617

874.2964.24060.75940

884.0679.22780.77220

893.8473.21545.78455

903.6348.20355.79645

913.4338.19229.80771

923.2479.18188.81812

933.0765.17229.82771

942.9171.16336.83664

952.7660.15490.84510

962.6241.14695.85305

972.4928.13960.86040

982.3696.13270.86730

992.2496.12598.87402

1002.1329.11944.88056

1012.0180.11301.88699

1021.9052.10669.89331

1031.7935.10043.89957

1041.6743.09376.90624

1051.5578.08724.91276

1061.4085.07887.92113

1071.2279.06876.93124

108.9484.05311.94689

109.4735.02652.97348


WVC 43 - 2 - 2 §43-2-2. Rule of calculation.
Calculate the interest at five and six-tenths percent upon the sum to the income of which or upon the value of the property to the use of which the person is entitled. Multiply this interest by the present value of an annuity of one dollar as set opposite the person's age in the table and the product is the gross value of the life estate of such person therein.


WVC 43 - 2 - 3 §43-2-3. Examples.
Suppose a person whose age is fifty is tenant for life in the whole of an estate worth $18,000. The annual interest on that sum at five and six-tenths percent is $1,008. The present value of an annuity of one dollar at the age of fifty, as appears by the table in the annuity column, is $13.3158, which multiplied by $1,008, the amount of the annual interest, gives $13,422.33 as the gross value of such life estate in the premises or the proceeds thereof.


WVC 43 - 2 - 4 §43-2-4.
Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 162.


WVC 43 - 2 - 5 §43-2-5.
Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 162.


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