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Enactments through the 2012 Extraordinary Session
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Terms & Conditions
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KRS Chapter 394.00
Terms & Conditions
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.010 "Will" defined.
.020 Persons competent to make -- What may be disposed of.
.030 Minor can make will, when.
.035 Uniform disclaimer of transfers under nontestamentary instruments.
.040 Requisites of a valid will.
.050 Repealed, 1972.
.060 Devise or bequest extends to an execution of power.
.065 Validity of trust, devise or legacy not affected by specified provisions.
.070 Appointment by will in exercise of a power -- When valid.
.075 Repealed, 1998.
.076 Uniform testamentary additions to trust act.
.080 Revocation of will -- How effected.
.090 Nonrevocation of will by marriage of testator.
.092 Effect of divorce or annulment of marriage of testator.
.095 Repealed, 1982.
.100 Revoked will may be revived, how.
.110 Will may be deposited with clerk for safekeeping.
.120 Validity of nonresident's will.
.130 Will not admissible as evidence until probated -- Effect of probate.
.140 Will probated in District Court -- Venue.
.145 Application for probate of will.
.150 Probate of nonresident's will.
.160 Court may compel production of a will.
.170 Propounder of will may have interested parties summoned.
.180 Court may order interested parties summoned.
.190 Summons or warning order -- Persons under disability.
.200 Creditors and executors are competent witnesses.
.210 Attesting witness -- Effect of subsequent incompetency of or devise to.
.220 Court may probate will without summoning parties.
.225 Self-proved will.
.230 Deposition of subscribing witness -- When and how may be taken.
.235 Proof of will where witnesses unavailable.
.240 Actions in Circuit Court -- Time in which to be brought -- Filing notice of proceeding.
.250 When action in circuit court stays proceedings under will -- Court may stop distribution.
.260 Proceedings in Circuit Court.
.270 Evidence given on probate may be read at trial.
.280 Nonresidents, persons not parties and infants may have retrial -- Time -- Extent of.
.290 Repealed, 1960.
.295 Vacation or modification of judgment upon discovery of later will.
.300 Recording of wills.
.310 Original will may be withdrawn from court, when.
.320 Repealed, 1980.
.330 Will speaks as of time testator dies.
.340 General devise of land includes all interests therein owned by testator.
.350 Conveyance or act subsequent to will -- Effect as to interest owned at death.
.360 Conversion or removal of devised property not an ademption unless intended.
.370 Advancement, when deemed satisfaction of devise.
.380 Repealed, 1972.
.382 Share of pretermitted child.
.390 Repealed, 1972.
.400 Issue of dead devisee or legatee take parent's share.
.410 Death of part of group of devisees before testator -- Children includes grandchildren.
.420 Contribution, when devised estate used for payment of testator's debt.
.430 Residuary and other legatees not entitled to contribution.
.440 Specific and general devises -- Distinction.
.450 Contribution when title to estate devised to heir fails.
.460 Posthumous child -- How share made up.
.470 Posthumous child to make contribution.
.480 Contribution when curtesy or dower taken from devise.
.490 Law as to property devised subject to lien.
.500 Void or lapsed devise included in residuary devise.
.510 Obligee has lien on devise charged with obligation.
.520 Specific legacy -- When payable.
.530 Purchaser of trust estate -- When required to see to application.
.540 Contract to make a will, not to revoke a will or to die intestate.
.550 Stock legacy to include split shares, dividends, and shares issued in merger and exchange.
Disclaimer of Transfers at Death
.610 Right to disclaim succession.
.620 Time and place of filing disclaimer.
.630 Effect of disclaimer.
.640 Waiver and bar.
.650 Exclusiveness of remedy.
.660 Repealed, 1982.
.670 Uniformity of application and construction.
.680 Short title.