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Real Property : Quiet Title – Adverse Possession – Hostile

Where appellants challenged a judgment quieting title and vesting fee simple absolute title through adverse possession to property in Boone County, the judgment is affirmed because the possessors showed the intent to occupy the disputed property, which is all that is required to constituted hostile possession and the possessor is not required to have a good faith belief in his legal right to the property, and the use was also open and notorious as shown by the network of trails, trimmed trees and fencing.

Judgment is affirmed.

Devore v. Vaughn (MLW No. 69929/Case No. WD79400 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Witt, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Boone County, Asel, J. (Cathleen A. Martin, Jefferson City, for respondents) (Nancy A. McKerrow, Columbia, for appellant).

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