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  442.080.  Conveyances by persons under eighteen years of age binding, when. — All deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust and other instruments affecting title to real estate hereafter executed by any person under the age of eighteen shall be binding upon such person under the age of eighteen unless he shall file a deed or other instrument duly acknowledged in the office of the recorder of deeds where the land is situate, disaffirming the same, within two years after the disability of the minority is removed.

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(RSMo 1939 § 3446, A. 1949 S.B. 1124, A.L. 1974 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 2)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3059; 1919 § 2218

Effective 1-07-75

(1960) Where emancipated minor, after misrepresenting his age, entered into a contract to mortgage residence property then purchased, and made a down payment thereon and certain payments on the mortgage, he would not be permitted to recover the payments made on the mortgage and a judgment on a counterclaim making him liable under the mortgage and decreeing foreclosure thereof and directing a general levy to recover the balance of any deficiency was held good on the ground that such expenses were for necessaries. Merrick v. Stephens (A.), 337 S.W.2d 713.


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