§ 534.010 What entries deemed lawful
§ 534.020 Forcible entry and detainer defined
§ 534.030 Unlawful detainer defined — foreclosure, notice to tenants, procedure.
§ 534.040 Estates comprehended in sections 534.010 to 534.030
§ 534.050 Demand for possession, how made and proved
§ 534.060 Before whom cognizable — centralized filing — assignment of cases.
§ 534.070 Complaint and summons — court date assigned, when.
§ 534.080 Form of summons
§ 534.090 Serving of summons — service by mail — publication of notice.
§ 534.100 Return of officer
§ 534.110 Power to issue subpoenas and compel attendance of witnesses
§ 534.120 Failure to prosecute, nonsuit
§ 534.130 Failure of defendant to appear
§ 534.140 Both parties appear — proceedings.
§ 534.160 Demand for trial by jury
§ 534.170 Amendments permitted and new parties added, when
§ 534.180 Depositions may be taken
§ 534.190 When depositions may be read
§ 534.200 Proof required of complainant
§ 534.210 Merits of title cannot be inquired into
§ 534.220 Rights under derivative titles may be shown
§ 534.230 Extent of claim of person having lawful possession
§ 534.240 Extent of claim where there has been no survey
§ 534.250 Persons having settlement on public lands may maintain action, when
§ 534.260 Heirs, devisees entitled to what remedies
§ 534.270 If lessor dies, remedy survives to heirs
§ 534.280 Effect of forfeiture of lease
§ 534.290 New tenant may maintain action, when
§ 534.300 Three years’ possession a bar to the action
§ 534.310 Verdict for complainant — what it shall include.
§ 534.320 Verdict may be corrected in matters of form
§ 534.330 Judgment on verdict for complainant
§ 534.340 Transcript of judgment — revived and enforced, how.
§ 534.345 Notice of default judgment in eviction proceeding must be sent to ..
§ 534.347 Unauthorized sublessor or assignor of leased premises, double damages, when
§ 534.350 Execution — when issued and levied.
§ 534.355 Court may include in judgment of possession an order to sheriff requiring ..
§ 534.370 Form of execution against defendant
§ 534.380 Judgment stay for appeals
§ 534.540 Proceedings on default of defendant
§ 534.570 Appeals to supreme court — supersedeas.
§ 534.590 Writs of restitution, against whom executed

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 534

  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.