Legal Articles

Surviving Spouse Inheritance Rights

In Missouri, there are three main benefits a surviving spouse can receive in probate: (1) certain exempt property, (2) a one year support allowance, and (3) a homestead exemption. The surviving spouse automatically receives from the estate the family bible, one automobile, all clothing, electrical appliances, instruments, furniture, and utensils and implements. See Section 474.250,…

Probate Property

When is property considered probate or non-probate? Well, as I’ve said in the past properly funded Revocable Living Trusts, and certain other types of trusts, bypass probate in Missouri (unless their validity is challenged). Moreover, co-titling of property — payable on death arrangements, joint tenancies — have the effect of passing to the other named…

Scroll to Top