[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2012. Repealed by 2008, 521, Sec. 6. See 2008, 521, Sec. 44 as amended by 2010, 409, Sec. 23 and 2011, 224.]
Section 9. Such jointure or pecuniary provision, if made after marriage, or made before marriage and without the assent of the intended spouse, shall bar dower, unless within six months after the death of the person to whom such spouse is married, an election is made to waive such jointure or provision. If the person dies while absent from his spouse, such spouse shall have six months after notice of the death within which to make such election; and such spouse shall in all cases have six months after notice of the existence of such jointure or provision within which to make such election.