475.260.  Actions against protectee, process, enforcement of judgments. — 1.  When there is a conservator of the estate, all actions between the protectee or the conservator and third persons in which it is sought to charge or benefit the estate of the protectee shall be prosecuted by or against the conservator of the estate as such.  He shall represent the interests of the protectee in the action and all process shall be served on him.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.260

  • conservator: as used in this chapter , includes limited conservator unless otherwise specified or apparent from the context. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • Property: includes real and personal property. 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.  When the conservator of the estate is under personal liability for his own contracts and acts made and performed on behalf of the estate he may be sued both as conservator and in his personal capacity in the same action.  Misnomer or the bringing of an action by or against the protectee shall not be ground for dismissal of the action and leave to amend or substitute shall be freely granted.  If an action was commenced by or against the protectee before the appointment of a conservator of his estate, such conservator when appointed may be substituted as a party for the protectee.  If the appointment of the conservator of the estate is terminated, his successor may be substituted; if the protectee dies, his personal representative may be substituted; if he becomes of age or his disability ceases, he may be substituted.

 3.  When there is a conservator of the estate, the property and rights of action of the protectee shall not be subject to garnishment or attachment, and execution shall not issue to obtain satisfaction of any judgment against the protectee or the conservator of his estate as such, but judgments against the estate of the protectee shall be enforced in the manner provided for the enforcement of judgments against the estates of decedents.