5305.10 Election by owner of lands to pay value of dower.

The person owning lands or lots mentioned in section 5305.09 of the Revised Code, at the time the order for the sale of such lands is made, may elect to pay to the surviving spouse the value of the dower. If such payment is made within ten days or such further reasonable time as the court of common pleas grants not exceeding ninety days from such election, the court shall make a decree divesting such spouse of any interest by way of dower in such lands. A surviving spouse owning a dower interest in timber lands or other unimproved lots or lands assigned to or vested in such spouse may maintain an action for relief in accordance with section 5305.09 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .