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1. The real or personal property of the protectee, or any part thereof or any interest therein, may be sold, mortgaged, pledged, leased or exchanged by the conservator of the estate upon such terms as the court may order for the purpose of providing for his care, education, treatment, habilitation, support and maintenance of the protectee or for the care and maintenance of his family or education of his children, and for the payment of the protectee's debts, the payment of expenses and costs of administration, for investment of the proceeds, or in any other case where it is for the best interests of the protectee.
2. To obtain an order to sell, mortgage, lease or exchange real or personal property, the conservator shall present to the court a petition setting forth the condition of the estate and the facts and circumstances on which the petition is founded. If, after a full examination of the petition and the testimony of credible and disinterested witnesses, if such testimony is deemed necessary, it appears to the court that it is for the best interests of the protectee, an appropriate order may be made for any of the purposes under subsection 1 hereof as the court considers suited to the case.
3. If the conservator does not make such application, a creditor or other person interested in the estate may file a like petition, giving twenty days' notice to the conservator. On the filing of the petition the court may order the conservator to furnish such information and records as the court deems necessary.
4. If, upon settlement of the conservator, it appears that the money on hand and anticipated income of the estate is not sufficient for the payment of the costs of the care, education, treatment, habilitation, support and maintenance of the protectee as required by section 475.120, for the maintenance of his family and education of his children under section 475.125, or the payment of claims against the estate, the court may require a hearing to determine if real or personal property of the estate should be sold, mortgaged, pledged, leased or exchanged for that purpose. Upon hearing the matter, the court shall proceed as in the case of a petition filed under either of the preceding subsections.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXI. Trusts and Estates of Decedents and Persons Under Disability § 475.200. Purposes for which property may be sold--petition, examination, order - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-xxxi-trusts-and-estates-of-decedents-and-persons-under-disability/mo-rev-st-475-200/
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