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Supervised Probate Administration

Decedent estates in probate are either administered independently and without court supervision or supervised and with court supervision. While the preferred option is often independent administration, sometimes supervised administration is compelled or advisable. As the name suggests, a supervised administration requires the personal representative to seek the probate court’s approval of accountings/settlements, attorney fee payments,…

Missouri Probate Independent Administration

As discussed previously, Wills do not avoid the probate process. Instead, they act as a guiding light through the probate process by honoring a decedent’s wishes. The court, however, does not carry out the decedent’s wishes by physically distributing property or paying off any expenses. That responsibility generally rests with a personal representative/executor (via letters…

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