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  442.160.  Acknowledgments of instruments by persons in military service — form — instruments previously acknowledged validated, when. — 1.  Any commissioned officer, other than a commissioned warrant officer, of any of the Armed Forces of the United States, whether or not on active duty, may take proof or acknowledgment of any instrument in writing, of any member of any of the Armed Forces of the United States, whether or not on active duty, with like effect as if the same were taken within the state of Missouri by a notary public.  If any instrument in writing so acknowledged by such member of the Armed Forces of the United States be of such a nature as to require a joint or separate acknowledgment of his or her spouse, such officers may take the acknowledgment of such spouse.

  2.  Such officer shall certify the act, stating the time and place thereof, over his signature, setting forth his grade, serial number, branch of service (Army, Navy, etc.), and permanent mailing address.  If such officer shall omit from his certificate the place thereof, serial number, branch of service, and permanent mailing address, or any of them, it shall be deemed to have been done for reasons of security and shall not invalidate such certificate.  The signature of any such officer, together with his grade, shall be prima facie evidence of his authority.

  3.  Any form of acknowledgment complying with the requirements of this section may be used, and the following form shall be taken to satisfy all requirements of this section:

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With the Armed Forces )
of the United States )   ss
at ______ )
On this ______ day of ______, A.D. 20______, before me, a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States, on active duty therewith, personally appeared ______, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, on active duty therewith, (and ______, (his wife, her husband),) to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that ______ executed the same as ______ free act and deed. (The said ______ declared ______ to be single and unmarried.)
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and grade (serial number, branch of service, and permanent mailing address).
(Signature) Serial Number
______________________________________________________
(Grade) (Branch of Service: Army, Navy, etc.)
______________________________________________________
(Permanent mailing address)
______________________________________________________

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  4.  All such proof or acknowledgment of any instrument in writing heretofore made and which was not in conformity with the requirements of the laws at that time, but are in conformity with the requirements of this section, are hereby validated and legalized for all purposes from and after June 12, 1991.  It shall not be necessary to rerecord any such instrument.

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(RSMo 1939 § 3410, A.L. 1951 p. 749, A.L. 1991 S.B. 358)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3023; 1919 § 2182

Effective 6-12-91


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