2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY
Chapter 473 Probate Code — Administration of Decedents' Estates
Section 473.270 Collection of debts, prosecution and defense of suits.
Effective 28 Aug 1955
Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITYChapter 473
473.270. Collection of debts, prosecution and defense of suits. — Executors and administrators shall collect all money and debts of every kind due to the decedent, and give receipts and discharges therefor, and shall commence and prosecute all actions which may be maintained and are necessary in the course of his administration, and defend all actions brought against him.
(RSMo 1939 § 94, A.L. 1955 p. 385 § 108)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 94; 1919 § 93; 1909 § 101
Administrator of deceased life tenant to collect rents due deceased, remedy, RSMo 441.160, 441.170
Execution ordered by administrator d.b.n., when, RSMo 513.080
(1956) Administrator was entitled to intervene and recover surplus proceeds arising from mortgage foreclosure sale of his decedent's land, as against purchaser from heir who contended administrator had no right to real estate. Trenton Motor Co. v. Watkins (A.), 291 S.W.2d 659.