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Right Of Dower

Definition of "Right of dower"

Shelly Christ
  Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes

A life estate right of a widow on the demise of her husband, if he dies intestate, to
all his lands and possessions for her and her children's support. If she dissents from his will, the
widow is entitled to one-third of all the assets of husband's estate. The right of dower has been
abolished in almost all states and significantly changed in others.

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