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Legal Statutes: Missouri

UPDATED February 13, 2017

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Adult Abuse

back to top455.045. Temporary relief available

Any ex parte order of protection granted pursuant to sections 455.010 to 455.085 shall be to protect the petitioner from domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault and may include:

(1) Restraining the respondent from committing or threatening to commit domestic violence, molesting, stalking, sexual assault, or disturbing the peace of the petitioner;

(2) Restraining the respondent from entering the premises of the dwelling unit of petitioner when the dwelling unit is:

(a) Jointly owned, leased or rented or jointly occupied by both parties; or

(b) Owned, leased, rented or occupied by petitioner individually; or

(c) Jointly owned, leased or rented by petitioner and a person other than respondent; provided, however, no spouse shall be denied relief pursuant to this section by reason of the absence of a property interest in the dwelling unit; or

(d) Jointly occupied by the petitioner and a person other than the respondent; provided that the respondent has no property interest in the dwelling unit;

(3) Restraining the respondent from communicating with the petitioner in any manner or through any medium;

(4) A temporary order of custody of minor children where appropriate.

(L.1980, S.B. No. 524, p. 443, § 8. Amended by L.1993, H.B. Nos. 476 & 194, § A; L.1999, S.B. Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 & 222, § A; L.2000, H.B. Nos. 1677, 1675 & 1676, § A; L.2013, H.B. No. 215, § A, eff. Aug. 28, 2013; L.2015, S.B. No. 321, § A, eff. Aug. 28, 2015; L.2015, S.B. No. 341, § A, eff. Aug. 28, 2015.)