New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Law - RPP § 190. Dower

When the parties intermarried prior to the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty, a widow shall be endowed of the third part of all the lands whereof her husband was prior to the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty, seized of an estate of inheritance, at any time during the marriage.  Except as hereinbefore provided, after the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and thirty, no inchoate right of dower shall be possessed by a wife during coverture, and no widow shall be endowed, in any lands whereof her husband became seized of an estate of inheritance.


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