§ 442.010 Definitions
§ 442.012 Solar energy is a property right — eminent domain not permitted — easement …
§ 442.014 Private landowner protection act — definitions — conservation easement …
§ 442.015 Conveyance or encumbrance of manufactured homes, requirements — affidavit …
§ 442.020 Conveyances of lands
§ 442.025 Conveyance to self and others to create joint estate
§ 442.030 Conveyance of property of spouse — covenants.
§ 442.035 Conveyance of estates by the entireties by minors or disabled persons, ..
§ 442.040 Person under eighteen years of age may join in conveyance with adult spouse
§ 442.055 Contamination of premises, radioactive or hazardous material — disclosure …
§ 442.060 Private or public corporations may convey real estate
§ 442.070 Person may convey, notwithstanding adverse possession
§ 442.080 Conveyances by persons under eighteen years of age binding, when
§ 442.090 Conveyances by minor veterans valid when necessary to obtain advantage of ..
§ 442.095 Sections 442.090 to 442.120 applicable to whom
§ 442.100 Disability of minority removed to enable veterans to acquire or convey ..
§ 442.110 Honorable discharge of veteran, evidence necessary
§ 442.120 Loans to underage servicemen authorized
§ 442.130 Execution of deeds and other conveyances
§ 442.135 Descriptions of subdivided property, contents
§ 442.140 Execution of deeds in foreign language — translation — recording.
§ 442.150 Proof or acknowledgment, by whom taken
§ 442.155 Acknowledgment of instruments not affecting lands — certificate — curative …
§ 442.160 Acknowledgments of instruments by persons in military service — form — …
§ 442.180 Certificate to be endorsed on conveyance
§ 442.190 Certificate, how made
§ 442.200 Identity of persons making acknowledgments, how ascertained
§ 442.210 Certificate of acknowledgment — contents.
§ 442.220 Conveyances of bounty lands, how acknowledged
§ 442.230 Such instrument valid
§ 442.240 Such instrument, filed for record, to impart notice
§ 442.250 Copies to be read in evidence
§ 442.260 Proof of execution of instruments
§ 442.270 When proof of subscribing witness shall be taken
§ 442.280 What subscribing witness shall prove before certificate shall be granted
§ 442.290 What facts certificate of proof shall set forth
§ 442.300 Proof, when grantor and witnesses are dead
§ 442.310 Certificate of proof, when granted
§ 442.320 Certificate to recite evidence required by section 442.310
§ 442.330 Subscribing witnesses, when and how summoned to prove execution of instrument
§ 442.340 Remedy against persons refusing to appear and answer
§ 442.350 Provisions relating to acknowledgment or proof not to extend to last wills ..
§ 442.360 Powers of attorney, how acknowledged and proved
§ 442.370 When deemed revoked
§ 442.380 Instruments to be recorded
§ 442.390 Notice imparted from time of filing for record
§ 442.400 Not valid until recorded
§ 442.403 Restrictive covenants relating to discrimination invalid — effect — no …
§ 442.404 Political signs, homeowners’ associations not to prohibit — reasonable …
§ 442.410 Deeds to be recorded, where record lost — fees.
§ 442.420 “Grant, bargain and sell”, how construed
§ 442.430 Title acquired by grantor after conveyance inures to grantee
§ 442.440 Conveyances to counties for their use — effect.
§ 442.450 Conveyance to more than one — effect.
§ 442.460 The term “heirs” not necessary to convey a fee simple estate
§ 442.470 Entails not allowed — the remainder in fee simple — to whom it shall pass.
§ 442.480 Remainder to take effect on death of person without heirs — how construed.
§ 442.490 Remainder limited to heirs of a person having a life estate — how disposed of.
§ 442.500 Lineal and collateral warranties abolished
§ 442.510 An estate limited in remainder to the son or daughter of any person to be ..
§ 442.520 A future estate, on the death of any person without heirs, how defeated
§ 442.530 Value of life estates — how computed.
§ 442.540 Rule of calculation
§ 442.550 Examples
§ 442.555 Rule against perpetuities, application of modified
§ 442.557 General power of appointment exercisable at death of donee, perpetuities ..
§ 442.558 Transfer fee covenants not to run with title to real property — lien void, when.
§ 442.560 Aliens and corporations of foreign countries may acquire, hold and alienate ..
§ 442.566 Definitions
§ 442.571 Aliens or foreign business, limitations on owning agricultural land — …
§ 442.576 Duties of director of agriculture and attorney general — court to order …
§ 442.581 Lease deemed to be ownership, when
§ 442.586 Lands owned by resident aliens — cessation of residence — failure to …
§ 442.591 Exceptions
§ 442.592 Report required — content — failure to file, civil penalty, venue — foreign …
§ 442.600 Psychologically impacted real property, defined — disclosure to buyer not …
§ 442.606 Methamphetamine production, seller of property to disclose to buyer such ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 442

  • adult: shall be construed as meaning any person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Missouri Laws 442.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • minor: shall be construed as meaning any person who is less than eighteen years of age. See Missouri Laws 442.010
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • real estate: shall be construed as coextensive in meaning with lands, tenements and hereditaments, and as embracing all chattels real and as including a manufactured home as defined in section Missouri Laws 442.010
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.