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If the court determines and enters a finding that a permanently totally mentally disabled protectee's estate would be substantially depleted upon his death by the payment of federal estate taxes, the court is hereby empowered: to exercise or release powers of appointment, to change the beneficiaries and elect options under insurance and annuity policies, to make gifts to the natural objects of the protectee's bounty, to convey or release his contingent and expectant interests in property including marital property rights and any right of survivorship incident to joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety, to surrender insurance or annuity policies for their cash values, to exercise his right to an elective share in the estate of his deceased spouse, and to renounce any interest by testate or intestate succession or by inter vivos transfer, if such act or acts will not deplete the protectee's estate so as to impair the ability to provide for the protectee's foreseeable lifetime needs, and if such act will cause financial benefits to inure solely to the natural objects of the protectee's bounty. Such act shall be undertaken by the court only to the extent that it will result in a substantial saving of federal estate tax for the estate of the disabled protectee upon his death.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXI. Trusts and Estates of Decedents and Persons Under Disability § 475.094. Gifts for federal estate tax purposes authorized - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-xxxi-trusts-and-estates-of-decedents-and-persons-under-disability/mo-rev-st-475-094.html
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