Section 6-10-83

Proceedings to set apart homestead when same exceeds value allowed.

When it appears from the report of the appraisers that the homestead exceeds in value $6,000, the probate court shall forthwith appoint three commissioners, who shall, as soon as practicable not exceeding 30 days after their appointment, set off and allot the homestead exempt, having regard to both the quality and value of the property and to the selection of the surviving spouse or, if there is no surviving spouse or the surviving spouse fails to act, of the guardian of the minor child or children, if there is such guardian; and, within 10 days thereafter, the commissioners shall return to the court in writing the homestead set off and allotted by them.

(Code 1886, §2551; Code 1896, §2081; Code 1907, §4208; Code 1923, §7930; Code 1940, T. 7, §673; Acts 1951, No. 911, p. 1558, §1; Acts 1982, No. 82-399, p. 578, §8-102.)