§533-13  Election between dower and jointure or pecuniary provision, when.  If any jointure or pecuniary provision in lieu of dower is made before the marriage and without the assent of the intended wife, or if it is made after marriage, it shall bar her dower, unless within six months after receiving notice of the death of her husband, and of the jointure or pecuniary provision, she makes her election to waive the jointure or provision, and to be endowed of the lands of her husband. [CC 1859, §1311; RL 1925, §3029; RL 1935, §4842; RL 1945, §12112; RL 1955, §319-13; HRS §533-13]


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  See 6 H. 72, 85 (single justice) (1872).