Missouri Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Missouri Transfer-on-Death (Beneficiary) Deed

Use this form to leave your Missouri real estate without probate. You retain ownership, responsibility, and control over the property during your life. After your death, ownership transfers to the beneficiary you name. We take you through all the steps, including:

  • naming your beneficiaries
  • writing a description of the property
  • reviewing your completed deed, and
  • signing the deed and having it notarized.

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Recording requested by:

and when recorded mail
this deed and tax statements to:


Missouri Beneficiary Deed

(Mo. Rev. Stat. section 461.025)

CAUTION: THIS DEED MUST BE RECORDED PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF THE GRANTOR IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE. 

 

Alternate Selection: [number of owners]
Label Contract Text
one owner

On , as owner, hereby executes this deed transferring on death to 

Alternate Selection: [number of beneficiaries]
Label Contract Text
one beneficiary

, as grantee beneficiary, the following described interest in real estate:

one beneficiary with alternates

, , as grantee beneficiary, or, if  does not survive , to , as successor grantee beneficiary, the following described interest in real estate:

more than one beneficiary

, as grantee beneficiaries, together as  the following described interest in real estate:

two owners

On and , as owners, hereby execute this deed transferring on death to 

Alternate Selection: [beneficiaries]
Label Contract Text
one beneficiary

, as grantee beneficiary, the following described interest in real estate:

one beneficiary with alternates

, as grantee beneficiary, or, if  does not survive  and , to , as successor grantee beneficiary, the following described interest in real estate:

more than one beneficiary

, as grantee beneficiaries, together as  the following described interest in real estate:

 

 

 

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THIS TRANSFER-ON-DEATH DEED IS REVOCABLE. IT DOES NOT TRANSFER ANY OWNERSHIP UNTIL THE DEATH OF THE OWNER. IT REVOKES ALL PRIOR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS BY THIS OWNER FOR THIS INTEREST IN REAL ESTATE.

Unchangeable Alternate Selection: [number of signers]
Label Contract Text
one owner

______________________________

two owners

______________________________

______________________________

 

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Acknowledgment

 

State of       ___________________________                 )

                                                                                           )        ss

County of _____________________________                )

 

On this _______ day of _________ in the year ___________, before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared ___________________________________________________________________________________, known to me to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that he/she/they executed the same for the purposes therein contained. In witness thereof, I hereunto set my hand and official seal.

 

___________________________
Notary Public

 

___________________________
Print Name

 

My commission expires:______________________.

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Avoid probate and pass on your Missouri real estate with a simple transfer-on-death deed

If you own real estate in Missouri and want to make sure it passes to your heirs without the hassle of probate court, you can use a transfer-on-death (TOD) deed. This document transfers ownership of your property just like a regular deed you might use to transfer real estate, but with a crucial difference: It doesn't take effect until after your death.

It's easy to make a TOD deed.  You'll simply complete the following steps:

  • fill in information about you and the TOD beneficiary
  • provide a description of the property
  • check over the completed deed
  • sign the deed in front of a notary public, and
  • record the deed at the recorder's office in the county where the property is located.

Take care of your beneficiaries and help them to avoid probate with this plain-English eForm from Nolo.

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