Section 6-10-85

How exemption in lieu of homestead claimed and set apart.

When an exemption of real estate in lieu of homestead is claimed under Section 6-10-61, a petition in writing, duly verified by oath, must be filed by, or on behalf of, the surviving spouse and minor child or children, or either, as the case may be, in the probate court having jurisdiction of the administration of the estate, setting forth the facts authorizing such exemption, describing the real estate out of which the exemption is claimed and stating its value. Thereupon the court shall appoint three commissioners who shall set off and allot the same by metes and bounds; and, within 10 days thereafter, they shall make a written report to the court of the exemption set off and allotted by them.

(Code 1886, §2553; Code 1896, §2083; Code 1907, §4210; Code 1923, §7932; Code 1940, T. 7, §675.)