Section 43-8-172

Protection of bona fide purchasers, etc.

Any will which is not propounded for probate in this state within 12 months from the date of the death of the testator shall be inoperative and void as to bona fide purchasers, mortgagees or pledgees (and those claiming under them) of property or any interest therein from the executors, administrators, heirs at law, devisees, distributees of the estate of such deceased or anyone claiming under them, provided such purchasers acquire their interest in such property prior to the time such will is propounded for probate in this state and without actual notice of such will.

The provisions of this section shall not affect the right of any beneficiary entitled thereto under any such will to follow the proceeds from the sale of any such property in lieu of such property in the hands of the executors, administrators, heirs at law or distributees of such estate.

(Acts 1939, No. 42, p. 45; Code 1940, T. 61, §51; Code 1975, §43-1-49.)