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Legal Statutes: Missouri

UPDATED February 13, 2017

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Child Protection Orders

back to top455.503. Venue--petition, who may file

1. A petition for an order of protection for a child shall be filed in the county where the child resides, where the alleged incident of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurred, or where the respondent may be served.

2. Such petition may be filed by any of the following:

(1) A parent or guardian of the victim;

(2) A guardian ad litem or court-appointed special advocate appointed for the victim; or

(3) The juvenile officer.

(L.1987, H.B. No. 598, § 3. Amended by 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.)