Missouri Beneficiary Deed™
This Missouri Beneficiary Deed website has been created to provide Missouri homeowners and real estate owners with a simple and affordable method to avoid the probate process for their real property holdings. Read further to learn more and click on the various links to be directed to the specific item of interest.
The Missouri NonProbate Transfers Law (as set forth in Chapter 461.003 - 461.081 of the Missouri Revised Statutes) allows an owner of real property located in the State of Missouri the ability to avoid the probate process for such real property by creating and recording a special type of real estate deed known as a Beneficiary Deed.
A Missouri Beneficiary Deed™ is a real estate deed which transfers an owner's interest in Missouri real property (upon the death of the owner) to the beneficiaries named in the deed, thereby avoiding the probate process. To be effective a Missouri Beneficiary Deed must be properly recorded with the local County Recorder of Deeds office prior to the death of the owner.
A Missouri Beneficiary Deed does not modify the owner's current interest in the real property and it does not transfer such interest to the named beneficiaries until the owner's death. A Missouri Beneficiary Deed may be created and recorded by the owner even though there may be a loan securing such real property and there is no requirement the lender be notified of such deed.
A Missouri Beneficiary Deed may be amended by the Grantor in the form of a new Beneficiary Deed being created and properly recorded. A Missouri Beneficiary Deed may be revoked by the Grantor in the form of a revocation being created and properly recorded. By law a Missouri Beneficiary Deed will terminate upon the sale of the real property by the owner.
This website is owned and maintained by Michael J. Denk, Attorney at Law and all deeds are drafted by his law office. He has practiced law in the State of Missouri for twenty-nine years and presently maintains his office in Saint Louis County, Missouri.
This website offers a simple and affordable method of creating a Missouri Beneficiary Deed™ for a home, farm or other real property which is located in the State of Missouri. Upon your review of the information and instructions provided on the next few pages you will realize how easy it is to avoid the probate process for real property which is located in the State of Missouri.
You are welcome to contact us with your questions by sending
an email to manager@MissouriBeneficiaryDeed.com
Updated October 2017