Legal Information: Missouri

Know the Laws - By State

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about orders of protection due to domestic violence and due to stalking.

General information about custody in Missouri.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please check with a lawyer for advice about your specific situation.  For legal referrals, go to our MO Finding a Lawyer page.

General information about divorce with links to Missouri-specific information.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Missouri and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or if the abuser has committed a crime, it may be illegal for him/her to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.