CHAPTER 104

FORFEITURE OF DOWER

AN ACT TO AMEND 3775, SECTION 9 OF CHAPTER 96, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, PERTAINING TO FORFEITURE OF DOWER, BY PROVIDING FOR THE FORFEITURE OF DOWER FOR WRONGFUL KILLING OF A HUSBAND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 3775. Section 9 of Chapter 96, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same hereby is amended by striking out all of said Section 9 and by inserting in lieu of the section so stricken a new Section 9, the same to read as follows:

"3775. Sec. 9. Dower, How Forfeited:--If a wife willingly leave her husband and go with an adulterer, or willingly live in adultery in a state of separation from her husband not occasioned by his fault, in either case, unless her husband be reconciled to her and suffer her to dwell with him, or if she be convicted of wrongfully killing her husband, she shall forfeit her dower and all demands, as his widow, upon his real or personal estate, and any estate, charge, or benefit, settled upon her, or upon trust for her, in lieu of dower."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective thirty days after its approval.