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Real Property Law - Interests in land - Dower rights - Statutory dower - Homesteads - Homestead legislation - Dower rights of non-owning spouse - Remedies of non-owning spouse - Action in damages

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the husband from a chambers judge’s decision awarding damages to the wife in a Dower Act claim. The parties separated after a 21-year marriage. The husband owned a house prior to the parties’ marriage. The parties had lived there for several years until they moved into the matrimonial home, at which time the previous house became a rental property. Upon separation, the wife remained in the matrimonial home and the husband sold the house without her consent to fund the purchase of a new...