Probate practice and procedure
Dower and Curtesy
§ 33-25-3 Life estate precedence.
The life estates provided in this chapter shall take effect notwithstanding any
provisions of the will of the decedent, except as provided in § 33-25-4,
and shall take precedence over any claims of creditors of the decedent or
decedent's estate, except claims secured by lien or any form of encumbrance on
the real estate.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 26, § 1.)