The stem warnings published in Missouri newspapers used to read, "All creditors of the decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of first publication of this notice or be forever barred."' This language reflected section 473.360 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. However, the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Tulsa Professional Collection Services, Inc. v. .Pope limited the effective operation of this strict statute. This Comment will review the case law addressing notice requirements and nonclaim statutes, discuss Missouri's response to Pope, analyze the issues that are likely to be faced in the future, and, when appropriate, propose some legislative solutions to these problems.

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