Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXI. Trusts and Estates of Decedents and Persons Under Disability § 473.100. Effect of acquittances by distributees of small estate

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The person making payment, delivery, transfer or issuance of personal property or evidence thereof pursuant to the affidavit prescribed in section 473.097 is discharged and released to the same extent as if made to an executor or administrator of the decedent, and he is not required to see to the application thereof or to inquire into the truth of any statement in the affidavit if made by any other person.  If any person to whom the affidavit is delivered refuses to pay, deliver, transfer, or issue any personal property or evidence thereof, it may be recovered or its payment, delivery, transfer, or issuance compelled in an action brought for that purpose by or on behalf of the persons entitled thereto under section 473.097, upon proof of the defeasible right declared by such section.  Any person to whom payment, delivery, transfer or issuance is made is answerable and accountable therefor to any administrator or executor of the estate or to the surviving spouse or minor children of the decedent who proceed under section 473.090 or 473.093 or to any other person having a superior right.

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