MGL Ch.209 Sec.36: Spouse living apart; conveyance and will

Home / Statutes / MGL 209: Husband and Wife / MGL Ch.209 Sec.36: Spouse living apart; conveyance and will

Legal Practice Tools: Massachusetts Family Law

Legal Practice Tools is a mobile application designed to provide legal resources on the go.

Attorney David M. Bilodeau is the creator of Legal Practice Tools and its mobile applications. Mr. Bilodeau is an Associate at Goldstein & Bilodeau, PC., where his practice focuses on all aspects of family law. Mr. Bilodeau has a BS in Physics and prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the private sector for several years as a research scientist.

As a practicing attorney, Mr. Bilodeau realized that there is a critical need to have access to important legal resource while in court or from any other place besides the desk. It was that need that led to the creation of Legal Practice Tools.

The application is meant to give a practitioners everything all the resources they need to get work done on the go. It is also an excellent tool for anyone who wants to learn about a particular area of the law.

To order the Massachusetts Family Law app, click here

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 209 Husband and Wife

Prev Next

Section 36. Spouse living apart; conveyance and will

Section 36. A probate court may upon complaint of a person, or if said person is incapacitated by reason of mental illness, of said person’s guardian or next friend, enter a judgment that said person has been deserted by said person’s spouse or is living apart from such spouse for justifiable cause, and said person may thereafter convey said person’s real estate in the same manner and with the same effect as if said person were sole, and the surviving spouse shall not be entitled under section fifteen of chapter one hundred and ninety-one to waive the provisions of a will made by said person or to claim such portion of said person’s estate as the spouse would take if said person had died intestate, nor shall such spouse be entitled upon said person’s death, if said person leaves a will, to dower in said person’s estate, as provided in section one of chapter one hundred and eighty-nine. Section seventeen of chapter two hundred and eight shall apply to proceedings upon such complaint, so far as applicable.