CHAPTER 378

RELATING TO WIDOW'S ALLOWANCE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23 TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO WIDOWS' ALLOWANCE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2307 (a), Title 12 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out the words "cash up to the amount of $500 out of the estate of the decedent, which payment shall take priority over all unsecured debts with the exception of taxes, costs of administration, reasonable funeral expenses and reasonable expenses of medicine and medical attendance and for nursing and necessaries during the last illness of the decedent" and inserting in lieu thereof the following words : "cash up to the amount of $1000 out of the estate of the decedent, which payment shall be made in the order of preference of claims against the estate in section 2105 of this title, as amended".

Section 2. § 2307 (b), Title 12 of the Delaware Code is amended by substituting for the words "the sum of $500" the words "a specific sum not exceeding $1,000."

Section 3. § 2307 (d), Title 12 of the Delaware Code is amended by striking out and repealing said subsection and by inserting and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection (d) to read as follows :

(d) This Act shall not apply to the estates of decedents dying prior to its enactment; but as to such estates, the provisions of section 2307 of Title 12 of the Delaware Code heretofore existing shall apply.