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  404.047.  Transfer of property to custodian, procedure, forms — receipt for delivery of property deemed a release. — 1.  The designation of a custodian and transfer of property to the custodian shall be made in the following manner:

  (1)  If the subject of the custodianship is property for which a conveyance is filed with a recorder of deeds, property for which a certificate of ownership or similar title instrument is issued by an agency of any state or of the United States, property which is maintained in registered name, property which is evidenced by a written instrument, or property which is deposited in an account with a broker or financial institution, by executing a deed, assignment, endorsement or other appropriate writing placing the property in the name of the designated custodian followed in substance by the words:  "as custodian for ______ (name of minor) under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law";

  (2)  If the subject of the custodianship is money or an unregistered security, by having it paid or delivered to a broker or financial institution for the account of the person designated custodian followed in substance by the words:  "as custodian for ______ (name of minor) under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law";

  (3)  If the subject of the custodianship is a transfer of property by the irrevocable exercise of a power of appointment or a transfer of an irrevocable present right to a future payment, by giving written notice to the holder of the property or payment obligor that the property or right is transferred to the person designated custodian followed in substance by the words:  "as custodian for ______ (name of minor) under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law";

  (4)  If the subject of the custodianship is to be a future transfer of property under a will, trust, deed, power of appointment, benefit plan, life or endowment insurance policy, annuity or other contract, or a pay or transfer on death direction, by making the gift or beneficiary designation in the name of the designated custodian followed in substance by the words:  "as custodian for ______ (name of minor) under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law", or by naming the minor as beneficiary of the gift and providing for alternate distribution of the property to a custodian for the minor under sections 404.005 to 404.094 in the event the beneficiary is a minor at the time the property becomes transferable;

  (5)  If the subject of the custodianship is property not described in subdivision (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this subsection, by causing the property to be placed in the name of the designated custodian by a written instrument in substantially the form set forth as follows:

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TRANSFER UNDER THE MISSOURI
TRANSFERS TO MINORS LAW
I, ______, (name of donor or transferor and representative capacity, if any) hereby assign and deliver to ______ (name of custodian), as custodian for ______ (name of minor) under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law, the following:
(insert a description of the custodial property sufficient to identify it).
Dated: ______
__________________ 
Signature
______ (name of custodian) acknowledges receipt of the property described above as custodian for the minor named above under the Missouri Transfers to Minors Law.
Dated: ______
__________________ 
Signature of Custodian

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  2.  A present transfer of property to a minor is complete and custodial property is created when the custodian for the minor is designated in the manner provided in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (5) of subsection 1 of this section.  A future transfer of property to a minor is complete and custodial property is created when the property becomes transferable under the governing instrument to a custodian for a minor designated in the manner provided in subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  In addition to the writing required by subsection 1 of this section, the transferor as soon as practicable shall do all things to put the property in the possession and control of the custodian and provide the custodian with such evidence of ownership as is customary for the property involved, but the transfer of property to the minor is not affected by a failure to comply with this subsection, the designation of a person not qualified to be named custodian for the minor, or the death, incapacity, resignation or renunciation of the person designated custodian.

  4.  A written acknowledgment of delivery of the property by the custodian constitutes a sufficient release and discharge for custodial property transferred to the custodian under sections 404.005 to 404.094.

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(L. 1985 S.B. 35, et al. § 4)


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