Probate Procedures

Missouri Probate – Consents and Waivers

Many probate administrations in Missouri involve families who generally get along, and are in agreement as to the settling of their loved one’s estate.  When this is the case the administration of the estate in many aspects can be expedited and costs reduced by the use of documents generally called a Consent or Waiver, depending…

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What is a Statement of Account in a Missouri Probate Matter?

A Statement of Account is the Final Accounting submitted in an Independently Administered Missouri Probate Estate.  it contains Four sections.  The first simply summarizes the initial Inventory filed in the case – in other words, what the decedent left to be administered.  The second section is the “Settlement” – a detailing of all the financial…

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What Missouri Wills Do and Don’t Do

We constantly deal with questions that go something like this:  My Dad died.  My brother was named executor in the will, and he’s not doing what it says.  What do I do? Our first question is – was the will admitted into probate? Our second question is – what assets are subject to probate? The…

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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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