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Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY

Chapter 474

Effective - 01 Jan 1981, see footnote bottom

  474.410.  Revocation of subsequent will also revokes first will — exception. — 1.  If a second will, which, had it remained effective at death, would have revoked the first will in whole or in part, is thereafter revoked by acts under section 474.400, the first will is revoked in whole or in part, unless it is evident from the circumstances of the revocation of the second will or from testator's contemporary or subsequent declarations that he intended the first will to take effect as executed.

  2.  If a second will, which, had it remained effective at death, would have revoked the first will in whole or in part, is thereafter revoked by a third will, the first will is revoked in whole or in part, except to the extent it appears from the terms of the third will that the testator intended the first will to take effect.

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(RSMo 1939 § 525, A.L. 1955 p. 385 § 270, A.L. 1980 S.B. 637)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 524; 1919 § 513; 1909 § 543

Effective 1-01-81

(1961) Where will gave to the surviving spouse such part of his estate as under the laws of the state his wife would be entitled, she would receive such part under the will notwithstanding that the parties had entered into a property settlement the day before the decedent died contemplating a divorce between them. Crist v. Nesbit (A.), 352 S.W.2d 53.

(1964) This statute held to have revoked reciprocal wills of husband and wife which were executed and a divorce obtained prior to effective date of the statute where part performance on part of wife of alleged parol agreement to keep wills in force and not revoke them was insufficient to remove alleged oral agreement from operation of statute of frauds and the application of this revocation section. Rookstool v. Neaf (Mo.), 377 S.W.2d 402.


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