2019 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 3. Taking Against a Will and Rights of Pretermitted Heirs
29-1-3-3. Forms; recording; service

Universal Citation: IN Code § 29-1-3-3 (2019)
IC 29-1-3-3 Forms; recording; service

Sec. 3. (a) The election to take the share hereinbefore provided shall be in writing, signed and acknowledged by the surviving spouse or by the guardian of his estate and shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court. It may be in the following form:

I, A.B., surviving wife (or husband) of C.D., late of the county of ____________ and state of _______, do hereby elect to take my legal share in the estate of the said C.D. and I do hereby renounce provisions in the will of the said C.D. inconsistent herewith.




(b) Said election shall be recorded by such clerk in the record of wills, marginal reference being made from such record to the book and page in which such will is recorded, and from the record of such will to the book and page where such election is recorded.

(c) The clerk shall cause a copy of said election to be served upon the personal representative and his attorney of record by United States mail addressed to such persons at their respective addresses as shown by the petition for probate of will and appointment of personal representative.

Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.303; Acts 1969, c.67, s.1; Acts 1975, P.L.288, SEC.2.

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