§ 527.010 Scope
§ 527.020 Power to construe
§ 527.030 Before breach
§ 527.040 Declaration of rights or legal relationships, right to obtain, when
§ 527.050 Enumeration not exclusive
§ 527.060 Discretionary
§ 527.070 Review
§ 527.080 Supplemental relief
§ 527.090 Jury trial
§ 527.100 Costs
§ 527.110 Parties
§ 527.120 Construction
§ 527.130 “Person” defined
§ 527.150 Suits to determine interest and quiet title, how instituted — effect of ..
§ 527.160 Practice to conform to code of civil procedure
§ 527.170 Costs in suits to determine interest and quiet title
§ 527.180 Suit to perfect title by limitation — proceedings
§ 527.188 Petition for vacation of abandoned easement
§ 527.190 Proceedings to establish title when records, deeds are lost or destroyed
§ 527.200 Publication of notice — proceedings
§ 527.210 Decree conclusive as to whom — prima facie as to whom
§ 527.220 Limitation — court may modify its decree, when
§ 527.230 Copy to be recorded, where — may be read in evidence
§ 527.240 Proceedings to conform to the rules in civil practice
§ 527.250 Form of publication notice
§ 527.260 Notice of lis pendens in equity action — recording
§ 527.270 Petition, where presented — contents — proceedings
§ 527.280 Fees to be paid by petitioner
§ 527.290 Notice of change to be given, when and how — not required, when

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 527 - Declaratory Judgments; Actions Involving Land Titles; Lis Pendens; Change of Name

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • 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.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.