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When someone dies without a Will, an Administrator is appointed by the probate court to administer the probate estate. The Administrator may be required to post bond and will need to file reports with the probate court. This term is not commonly used anymore in Missouri as Personal Representative is the more common global term used.

Advanced Directive

A written and signed statement of a person’s wishes regarding their future medical treatment. These instructions are made in advance of their later inability to communicate. This is often used interchangeably when referring a Living Will, but also includes a power of attorney for health care decisions.


Is a contract wherein a person agrees to deposit a sum of money with a financial company and that company agrees to pay it back over time.

Assisted Living Facility

A type of living arrangement providing twenty-four-hour care and protective oversight, including personal care services such as meals, housekeeping, transportation, and assistance with activities of daily living as needed for people who otherwise still live on their own. In most cases, residents pay a regular monthly rent and additional fees for additional services.


A person (who doesn’t need to be a lawyer) authorized by another person for either a particular purpose or for the transaction of business in general. This authority is conveyed by written and signed document called a “power of attorney.” The document itself is the power of attorney. The person acting for the principal is the attorney-in-fact.

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