Posts Tagged ‘Small Estates’

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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Missouri Creditors Refusals in Probate Court

A Missouri Creditor’s Refusal is a procedure that may be used where there is less than $15,000 in assets titled in the name of the decedent, and a creditor can prove that money is owed to them, but that no one has yet opened any sort of estate to claim the money or other assets.…

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Missouri Probate of Older Estates

From time to time we are contacted by someone dealing with some sort of money, real estate, bank account, or other property that should have been probated, but for whatever reason was overlooked.  This could be because the asset was recently discovered, or perhaps real estate was not titled as was believed, or simple procrastination.…

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Update on Small Estate Affidavits in Missouri

Just a few notes on things we’ve been noticing as concerns the filing of Small Estate Affidavits in Missouri.  These matters generally pertain to documents that local Probate Courts seem to be requiring more often.  You won’t find them in the Missouri Statutes – but if you don’t comply it’s likely that you may not get…

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