Freyermuth at signing of SB83 ceremony

Professor Wilson Freyermuth attended the July 9 ceremony at which Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed SB 83, a portion of which enacted the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into Missouri law.  The UPHPA is a partition reform statute that applies to land that family members have inherited as tenants in common, often as a result of inadequate estate planning.  Because of the traditional rules governing partition of co-owned land, family members can often lose property at partition sales to speculators or non-family members. The UPHPA provides both substantive and procedural protections designed to protect family members who wish to retain control of such property.  Both Professors Wilson Freyermuth and David English testified before the House and Senate in support of the bill.  Missouri becomes the fifteenth state to enact the UPHPA.