Thank you for the additional information. Missouri statutes require the probate of a will within one year of death. At a later date the will is void and Missouri statutes distribute the property. I recommend that you contact probate court. These are the steps to probate administration in Missouri:
1. Initiation of the estate
2. Management of the estate and
3. Formal reports to the probate court
BASIC OUTLINE OF A DECEDENT'S ESTATE
1. Initiation of the Estate (about 2 months)
A. File all existing wills and codicils of the decedent in the probate court of the county of last residence,
B. Witnesses verify the will as authentic.
C. The personal representative files a petition to serve. (This petition gives information on all intestate and testate heirs.)
D. Heirs under the will and under state statute receive notice of the estate.
E. Newspaper publishes a notice of the petition.
F. The probate court grants authority to act as personal representative. The estate pays the representative's fidelity bond if it is not waived in the will.
G. The personal representative files the inventory of estate assets.
2. Management of the Estate
A. Open a checking account for the estate to receive income and pay expenses.
B. Receive estate income and pay estate debts including claims filed against the state.
C. Collect receipts marked "paid" for each expense paid.
D. Adjustment of government benefits.
E. Adjustments with creditors.
3. Formal Reports to the Probate Court
A. Annual statement of receipts and disbursements and balancing of the estate's financial records.
B. Petitions to the probate court for special authority.
1. Sale of personal property
2. Sale of real estate
3. Partial distribution of assets
4. Authority to bring suit in name of the estate
C. Appraisal of real estate and business interests.
D. Payment of federal estate tax.
E. Newspaper publishes notice of the final accounting.
F. Final accounting and balancing of financial records.
G. Petition for approval of final asset distribution.
H. Filing of final receipts and discharge of personal representative.
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