2023 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 20 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 5 - Property Rights Of Married Women
Section 20-5-20. Power of wife to convey, bequeath, and devise separate property; descent.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 20-5-20 (2023)

A married woman shall have power to bequeath, devise or convey her separate property in the same manner and to the same extent as if she were unmarried and, dying intestate, her property shall descend in the same manner as the law provides for the descent of the property of husbands. All deeds, mortgages and legal instruments of whatever kind shall be executed by her in the same manner and have the same legal force and effect as if she were unmarried.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-202; 1952 Code Section 20-202; 1942 Code Section 8574; 1932 Code Section 8574; Civ. C. '22 Section 5539; Civ. C. '12 Section 3760; Civ. C. '02 Section 2667; G. S. 2036; R. S. 2166; 1870 (14) 325.

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