2010 Tennessee Code
Title 31 - Descent And Distribution
Chapter 4 - Elective Share of Surviving Spouse
31-4-104 - Mental incompetency or minority of surviving spouse.

31-4-104. Mental incompetency or minority of surviving spouse.

When the surviving spouse has been adjudged mentally incompetent as described by title 34, chapters 1-3, or is under the age of eighteen (18) years, at the time the will is admitted to probate, upon a petition filed by a guardian, conservator or next friend of either, within one (1) year from probate, or within any extension period so granted, alleging that it would be to the interest of the survivor to take the survivor's elective share, the court having the proper jurisdiction is empowered to appoint a guardian ad litem and hear proof and to declare or not declare an election, and enter judgment accordingly, subject to appeal.

[Acts 1976, ch. 529, § 1; 1977, ch. 25, §§ 4, 5; T.C.A., §§ 31-605, 31-619.]  

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