2019 Massachusetts General Laws
Part II - Real and Personal Property and Domestic Relations
Title I - Title to Real Property
Chapter 188 - Homesteads
Section 7 - Continuation of Estate of Homestead Existing at Death or Divorce of Holder for Benefit of Surviving or Former Spouse and Minor Children; Effect of Remarriage of Surviving or Former Spouse
Section 7. The estate of homestead existing at the death or divorce of a person holding a homestead under section 3 or 4 shall continue for the benefit of the surviving spouse or the former spouse and minor children who occupy or intend to occupy the home as their principal residence. The estate of homestead of the surviving spouse or former spouse and minor children shall continue notwithstanding the remarriage of the surviving or former spouse. The right, title and interest of the deceased in the home, except the estate of homestead thus continued, shall be subject to the laws relating to devise, descent and sale for the payment of debts and legacies.