Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 217
Department of Corrections
Section 217.837

August 28, 2013


Legal remedies authorized to protect assets of prisoner--execution against homestead of prisoner prohibited--state's claim to have priority.

217.837. 1. Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, the attorney general may use any remedy, interim order, or enforcement procedure allowed by law or court rule including an ex parte restraining order to restrain the prisoner or any other person or legal entity in possession or having custody of the estate of the prisoner from disposing of certain property in avoidance of an order issued pursuant to the provisions of section 217.835.

2. To protect and maintain assets pending resolution of proceedings initiated pursuant to the provisions of section 217.835, the court, upon request, may appoint a receiver.

3. The attorney general or a prosecuting attorney shall not enforce any judgment obtained pursuant to the provisions of section 217.835 by means of execution against the homestead of the prisoner.

4. The state's right to recover the cost of incarceration pursuant to an order issued pursuant to the provisions of section 217.835 shall have priority over all other liens, debts, or other incumbrances against real property or any other assets which are part of a prisoner's estate.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1340 & 1348 7)


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