Section 35-6-61

Sale instead of partition - Evidence.

Evidence in support of such application must be taken as in actions before the circuit court, and before granting the decree of sale the probate court must be satisfied from the evidence that an equitable division or partition cannot be made; and when the application is by the guardian of an infant or person of unsound mind, the court must be satisfied from the evidence that it would be to the interest of such infant, or person of unsound mind, to sell the property for the purpose of division or partition.

(Code 1867, §3123; Code 1876, §3517; Code 1886, §3256; Code 1896, §3181; Code 1907, §5225; Code 1923, §9325; Code 1940, T. 47, §213.)