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Research Guide to Foreclosure Law in Missouri and Illinois: Missouri Practice

Missouri Statutes

Chapter 443 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri contains the relevant statutes that govern mortgages, deeds of trust, and foreclosures.  Many questions regarding foreclosure proceedures can be resolved simply by reading the relevant statutes.

Intro to Missouri Foreclosure Process

The link below is a PowerPoint presentation created by Allison Tanner, an attorney at Swanson Midgley, LLC.  It is another good introduction to state foreclosure law especially for someone who doesn't have a specific research issue in mind.

State Practice Guides

General Property Treatise

Federal Statutes

Federal law permits non-judicial foreclosure of mortgages held by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Title I or II of the National Housing Act or secure loans obligated by HUD under Section 312 of the National Housing Act of 1964.

Although bankruptcy law is outside the scope of this research guide, the researcher should be aware that filing for bankruptcy will have implications in the foreclosure process. 

Missouri Links