§ 451.010 Marriage a civil contract
§ 451.020 Certain marriages prohibited — official issuing licenses to certain persons …
§ 451.022 Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited — license may not be issued.
§ 451.030 Bigamous marriage void
§ 451.040 Marriage license required, waiting period — presence not required, when — …
§ 451.080 Recorder to issue license — form of.
§ 451.090 Issuance of license prohibited, when — parental consent, when required — …
§ 451.100 Marriages solemnized by whom
§ 451.110 Certificate of marriage to be given
§ 451.115 Marriages illegally solemnized — penalty.
§ 451.120 Penalty for solemnizing marriage without license, or failing to keep a ..
§ 451.130 Penalty for failure to issue, record or return license
§ 451.150 Licenses to be recorded — fee.
§ 451.151 Additional fee for issuing marriage license or certified copies — amount to …
§ 451.160 Names of children born before marriage shall be recorded
§ 451.170 Lost record of marriage supplied, how
§ 451.180 New certificate obtained, how
§ 451.190 Record supplied by certificate of witnesses, how
§ 451.200 Certificates and affidavits recorded when records lost or destroyed — fee.
§ 451.210 Rerecording where marriage records are destroyed — fee.
§ 451.220 Marriage contracts to be in writing, acknowledged or proved
§ 451.230 How acknowledged or proved — to be recorded, where.
§ 451.240 Contract so recorded shall impart notice, to whom
§ 451.250 Married persons to hold real and personal property as separate property — …
§ 451.260 Rents of married person’s real estate exempt from liability for spouse’s ..
§ 451.270 Property of married person exempt from debts of spouse incurred before ..
§ 451.290 Wife deemed femme sole, when
§ 451.300 Conveyance of property when one of the spouses is disabled and under ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 451 - Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married Women

  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. 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
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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