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Chapter 473

< > Effective - 01 Jan 1981, see footnote    bottom

  473.387.  Secured claims — surrender of security — payment. — When a creditor holds any security for his claim, the security shall be described in the claim.  If the claim is secured by a mortgage, pledge, or other lien which has been recorded or filed for record, it is sufficient to describe the lien by date, and refer to the volume, page and place of recording or filing and the names of parties thereto.  The claim shall be allowed in the same amount as if it were unsecured and the judgment allowing it shall describe the security.  The creditor may surrender his security and be paid out of the assets of the estate.  Nothing in this law shall be construed to compel the creditor to surrender his security until he receives payment of his debt in full or he is paid the value of the security.  Payment of the claim shall be upon the basis of the full amount allowed if the creditor surrenders his security; otherwise payment shall be upon the basis of one of the following:

  (1)  If the creditor exhausts his security before receiving payment, then upon the basis of the full amount of the claim less the amount realized upon exhausting the security;

  (2)  If the creditor has not exhausted or does not have the right to exhaust his security, then upon the basis of the full amount of the claim less the value of the security determined by converting the same into money according to the terms of the agreement pursuant to which the security was delivered to the creditor, or by the creditor and personal representative by agreement, arbitration, compromise, or litigation.


(L. 1955 p. 385 § 147, A.L. 1980 S.B. 637)

Effective 1-01-81

(1961) Where parties to divorce suit entered into property settlement which provided for the payment of the attorneys for both parties, the claim for the attorney fees upon the death of one of the parties to the divorce action who signed the agreement could be established in the probate court. Yonke v. Albert's Estate (A.), 351 S.W.2d 794.

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