475.140.  Notice of conservatorship of disabled persons. — 1.  The clerk, as soon as letters of conservatorship of the estate of any disabled person are issued, upon the basis of a determination of disability other than minority, shall cause to be published in some newspaper a notice of the appointment of the conservator, in which shall be included a notice to creditors of the protectee to file their claims in the court or be forever barred.  The notice shall be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in accordance with section 472.100.  Such notice shall be in substantially the following form:


On the ______ day of ______, 20______, ______ was appointed conservator of the estate of ______, a person adjudicated disabled under the laws of Missouri, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of ______ County, Missouri. The business address of the conservator is ______. All creditors of said disabled person are notified to file their claims in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court. Date of first publication ______
Clerk of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of
______ County, Missouri


Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.140

  • Claims: liabilities of the protectee arising in contract, in tort or otherwise, before or after the appointment of a conservator, and liabilities of the estate which arise at or after the adjudication of disability or after the appointment of a conservator of the estate, including expenses of the adjudication and of administration. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • conservator: as used in this chapter , includes limited conservator unless otherwise specified or apparent from the context. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • disabled person: one who is:

     (a)  Unable by reason of any physical, mental, or cognitive condition to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions to such an extent that the person lacks ability to manage the person's financial resources. See Missouri Laws 475.010

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Protectee: a person for whose estate a conservator or limited conservator has been appointed or with respect to whose estate a transaction has been authorized by the court under section Missouri Laws 475.010

 2.  The court, in its discretion, may waive publication of notice or defer it until a definite date or until further order of the court.

 3.  When a limited conservator has been appointed, the notice shall so specify.