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Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY

Chapter 473

Effective - 01 Jan 1981, see footnote bottom

  473.013.  Character of proceeding — jurisdiction of court. — The administration of the estate of a decedent from the filing of the application for letters testamentary or of administration until the decree of final distribution and the discharge of the last personal representative is deemed one proceeding for purposes of jurisdiction.  Such entire proceeding is a proceeding in rem.  No notice is jurisdictional except the notice by publication provided in section 473.033, unless the provision requiring the notice expressly provides that the notice is jurisdictional.  Whether the administration is supervised or independent, from the time of first publication of the notice provided in section 473.033, the probate division of the circuit court has in rem jurisdiction of all real and personal property of the decedent located within this state.

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(L. 1955 p. 385 § 31, A.L. 1957 p. 829, A.L. 1980 S.B. 637)

Effective 1-01-81

(1966) Under present probate code, probate court acquires no more jurisdiction initially over an intestate's realty than it did under prior statutes. Clapper v. Chandler (Mo.), 406 S.W.2d 114.


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