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  BY JENNIFER A. DAVIS[1]  
WILLS AND ESTATES IN MISSOURI The Missouri Probate Code, or RSMo Chapters 472-475, governs the payment of debts and distributions of the deceased individual’s assets. This body of law is highly statutory and Chapters 472-475 is the best resource for any questions you may have.
WILLS AND ESTATES The Missouri Probate Code, or RSMo Chapters 472-475, governs the payment of debts and distributions of the deceased individual’s assets. This body of law is highly statutory and Chapters 472-475 is the best resource for any questions you may have.
What is a Guardian?   A guardian is a person who has been appointed by a court (usually the probate division of the circuit court) to have the care and custody of a minor or of an adult person who has been legally determined to be incapacitated.
 The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has developed the "Senior Citizen Handbook."  The handbook can be accessed by client on the pdf file below: (Please note the Senior Citizen Handbook is copyrighted. Copyright © 2016 Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.)    
We have added a handbook from The Missouri Bar, entitled, "Family Law Resource Guide.”  Within the handbook is a chapter, “Assistance to Parents of Children with Disabilities.” This chapter provides numerous resources that may assist a parent with a disabled child or children. To open the file, click on the link below.  
Decedent’s Probate  
What Is a Will?   A will is a legal paper that states who receives your property when you die. Each state has its own laws about wills.
What is an “Anatomical Gift”?  
What is A Revocable Trust?   A trust is an agreement that determines how a person’s property is to be managed and distributed during his or her lifetime and also upon death. A revocable living trust normally involves three parties: