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Plaintiff may consent to receive a gross sum
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 10
§ 1071. Plaintiff may consent to receive a gross sum. In an action for
dower, the plaintiff may, at any time before an interlocutory judgment
is rendered, by reason of the defendant's default in appearing or
pleading, or, where an issue of fact is joined, at any time before the
commencement of the trial, file with the clerk a consent to accept a
gross sum, in full satisfaction and discharge of her right of dower in
the real property described in the complaint. Such a consent must be in
writing, and acknowledged or proved, and certified, in like manner as a
deed to be recorded. A copy thereof, with notice of the filing, must be
served upon each adverse party who has appeared, or who appears after
the filing.