Report No. 86
9. Parties to Partition Suits.-
Any person who, if this Act had not been passed, might have maintained a Suit for Partition may maintain such Suit against any One or more of the Parties interested, without serving the other or others (if any), of those Parties; and it shall not be competent to any Defendant in the Suit to object for Want of Parties; and at the Hearing of the Cause the Court may direct such Inquiries as to the Nature of the Property, and the Persons interested therein, and other matters, as it thinks necessary or proper with a view to an Order for Partition or Sale being made on further Consideration; but all Persons who, if this Act had not been passed, would have been necessary Parties to the Suit, shall be served with Notice of the Decree or Order on the Hearing, and after such Notice shall be bound by the Proceedings as if they had been originally Parties to the Suit, and shall be deemed Parties to the Suit; and all such persons may have Liberty to attend the Proceedings, and any such Person may, within a Time limited by General Orders apply to the Court to add to the Decree or Order.