Article Title

Marital Rights Under the Missouri Probate Code of 1955

Publication Title

Washington University Law Quarterly


Missouri law dealing with property rights of one spouse in the estate of the other has undergone marked changes as a result of the enactment of the Probate Code of 1955. This Article does not purport to be a treatise on the law of marital rights, but rather, its purpose is simply to outline and discuss questions concerning the application of the new code which are likely to arise in everyday practice. Accordingly, case citations are illustrative, and do not represent more than a fraction of the numerous decisions of Missouri appellate courts dealing with the particular points discussed. All marital rights dealt with in this Article are of statutory origin.