Probate Expenses

Spouses Refusals in Missouri Probate Court

A Missouri Spouse’s Refusal is a procedure whereby a surviving spouse may claim certain assets in a decedent’s name without the need for a full Probate Proceeding.  The surviving spouse may claim what is known as the One Year Support Allowance, and certain Exempt Property.  The One Year Support Allowance is not clearly defined, but…

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Probate Fees and Expenses in Missouri

In Missouri, Probate Fees consist of several components.  The most common are attorneys’ fees, which are generally governed by Statute.  Additionally there are court costs and publication fees that must be paid, and depending on the situation, Bond Premiums and fees charged by the Personal Representative, or Executor.  Fees are generally a function of the size…

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