A Beneficiary Deed is a unique type of real estate deed which transfers an owner's interest in real estate (upon the death of the owner) to the beneficiaries named in the deed... thereby avoiding the probate process.
This Missouri Beneficiary Deed website has been created and designed to provide Missouri real estate owners with a simple and affordable method to avoid the probate process for all of their Missouri real estate holdings without retaining an Attorney.
A Missouri Beneficiary Deed™ is a custom Beneficiary Deed which is created based upon current Missouri law and the specific information you provide in your request. Included with the deed is a detailed set of instructions and information on properly signing and recording the deed.
Missouri Beneficiary Deed™
The Original Missouri Beneficiary Deed since 1989
If you prefer to retain and pay an Attorney to assist you
with your Beneficiary Deed you are welcome to
contact Michael J. Denk, Attorney at Law
for such legal service.
General Overview of Beneficiary Deeds
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. The law also allows for the nonprobate transfer of other property and assets.
A Missouri Beneficiary Deed™
... is a unique type of real estate deed which transfers an owner's interest in real estate (upon the death of the owner) to the beneficiaries named in the deed, thereby avoiding the probate process.
... does not modify the owner's current interest in the real estate and it does not transfer such interest to the named beneficiaries until the owner's death.
... must be properly recorded with the local County Recorder of Deeds office (the County where the real estate is located) prior to the death of the owner in order to be effective and it is wise to promptly record the deed after the owner signs.
... may be created and recorded by the owner even though there may be a loan securing such real estate and there is no legal requirement the lender be notified of such deed.
... may be amended by the owner in the form of a new Beneficiary Deed being created and properly recorded and may be revoked by the owner in the form of a revocation being created and properly recorded and will terminate in the event the owner sells the real estate.
Updated February 2024
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