Section 30-4-33


Published: 2015

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Section 30-4-33

Section 30-4-33Disposal of interest in real estate by spouse of insane person - Motion; exception as to homestead; date for hearing; notice to insane spouse; appointment of guardian ad litem.

Whenever any such married person whose spouse is insane desires authority to sell, convey, mortgage or otherwise dispose of real estate as if single, such married person shall file a complaint in the circuit court, setting forth the fact that his or her spouse is insane, that he or she desires to be authorized to sell, convey, mortgage or otherwise dispose of real estate, not including a homestead, as if single, and that said complaint is not for the purpose of taking advantage of or defrauding the insane spouse. Upon the filing of such complaint, the same shall be presented to the judge of the court, who shall enter an order fixing the day for hearing, providing that notice shall be given the insane spouse, the manner of giving such notice and appointing a guardian ad litem to represent the interest of said insane spouse.

(Acts 1933, Ex. Sess., No. 151, p. 141; Acts 1935, No. 394, p. 865; Code 1940, T. 34, §84.)