Legal Information: Missouri

Restraining Orders

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October 18, 2022

I was granted temporary custody with my protection order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in MO?

Yes. As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Missouri can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets these standards, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area click here MO Finding a Lawyer.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and it must be consistent with the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980

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