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58-503. Same (grant or devise to person for life and then to some other). When real or personal property is granted or devised to one person for life, and then to some other person, or persons, whether named individually or as one or more of a class of which the individuals can be ascertained by the time the fee is possessed, the instrument by which such property is so transferred shall be construed as creating in the person first named an estate during the person's lifetime only, and a remainder in fee simple in the person or persons last named.

History: L. 1939, ch. 181, ยง 3; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Estates tail in Kansas, Judge Ray H. Beals, 1 J.B.A.K. 203 (1933).

1953-55 survey of real property and future interests, Richard W. Stavely, 4 K.L.R. 174, 176 (1955).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Deed construed; conveyed life estate with vested remainders; "bodily heirs" construed. Waite v. Schmidt, 173 K. 353, 356, 245 P.2d 975.

2. Will found to violate the common-law rule against perpetuities and the allied rules against limitation upon alienation and unlawful accumulation; invalid provision stricken and will upheld. In re Estate of Foster, 190 K. 498, 376 P.2d 784.

3. Attorney's notarization of deed alleged to be forgery not authorized under subsection (f). In re Kraushaar, 268 K. 451, 457, 997 P.2d 81 (2000).


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