Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 452
Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, Alimony and Separate Maintenance

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Additional two dollar surcharge on domestic relations cases, 488.636
Arbitration awards regarding children of marriage, de novo review, when, 435.405
Durable power of attorney, power terminates when spouse files action, exception, 404.717
Enforcement of support obligations, Chap. 454
Family courts, Chap. 487
Guardian ad litem for minor not a party to action, compensation, 514.335
Habeas corpus proceedings for custody of minor child, who may appeal, 512.025
Juvenile court orders or judgments to take precedence in matters of custody or status of child under 21, 211.093
Nonprobate transfer, marriage dissolution revokes transfer, goes to whom, exception, 461.051
Pension benefits and retirement allowances subject to attachment and garnishment for collection of maintenance, 50.1175
Periodic payments in judgment or decree in dissolution, separation or annulment, from pension, retirement, life insurance or other employee benefits, presumed paid in ten years, exception, 516.350
Roth IRA not exempt from attachment for child support and maintenance, 513.430
State employees, voluntary wage deductions authorized for child support obligations, 33.103
Teacher and school employee annuity benefits, rights and retirement allowances division as marital property, 169.572
Uniform child custody jurisdiction act to apply to family courts, 487.110
452.025 Verified pleadings, form and content.
452.075. Remarriage of former spouse ends alimony.
452.080. Decree for alimony--a lien, when.
452.110. Decree as to alimony only subject to review.
452.130. Spouse abandoned, court to adjudge maintenance--execution to enforce.
452.140. No property exempt from attachment or execution, when.
452.150. Services and earnings of unmarried minor children--custody and control of.
452.160. Father and mother, parent, child, defined--how construed.
452.170. Petition for enjoyment of spouse's separate estate, when.
452.180. Circuit court may make decree.
452.190. Authorization by court to sell property.
452.200. Married person enjoined from squandering property at suit of spouse.
452.210. Court may authorize persons holding money of married person to pay spouse.
452.220. Married person entitled to proceeds of earnings of his or her minor children, when.
452.230. Proceeds used for support of himself or herself and family.
452.240. Filing of petition, proceedings.
452.250. Proceedings on such petition--appeal allowed, when and where.
   
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
452.300. Procedure and venue.
452.305. Judgment of dissolution, grounds for--legal separation, when--judgments to contain Social Security numbers.
452.310. Petition, contents--service, how--rules to apply--defenses abolished--parenting plans submitted, when, content, exception.
452.311. Petition for dissolution filed when, requirements.
452.312. Parties' current employers and Social Security numbers to be contained in certain pleadings and decrees.
452.314. Guardian for incapacitated person may file for dissolution or separation if ward is a victim of spousal abuse.
452.315. Authorized motions--restraining order, when, answer, when due, effect of--child support, temporary order, when, amount.
452.317. Termination of insurance prohibited, when.
452.318. Counseling for minor children ordered, when, costs.
452.320. Finding that marriage is irretrievably broken, when--notice--denial by a party, effect of--alternate findings.
452.325. Separation agreements authorized, effect of--orders for disposition of property, when--terms of agreement, how enforced.
452.330. Disposition of property and debts, factors to be considered.
452.335. Maintenance order, findings required for--termination date, may be modified, when.
452.340. Child support, how allocated--factors to be considered--abatement or termination of support, when--support after age eighteen, when--public policy of state--payments may be made directly to child, when--child support guidelines, rebuttable presumption, use of guidelines, when--retroactivity--obligation terminated, how.
452.341. Obligor may request affidavit, when--cause of action for failure to execute, when--false affidavit, penalty.
452.342. Summary of expenses paid on behalf of child, required when.
452.343. All judgments and orders shall contain the parties' Social Security numbers.
452.344. Support obligations, bond or other guarantee to secure, when required, procedure--default, effect of.
452.345. Maintenance or support payments to circuit clerk or family support payment center, when--procedure--duties of parties--failure to pay, circuit clerk duties.
452.346. Medical assistance documentation provided, when.
452.347. Notice of a child support establishment or modification proceeding, when--copy of the order provided, when.
452.350. Withholding of income, voluntary or court may order, when, when effective--hearing, when--employer, duties, liabilities, fee--discharge or discipline of employee because of a withholding notice prohibited, penalty--civil contempt proceeding authorized--amendment, termination and priorities of withholdings.
452.354. Modification of child support, attorney fees awarded to state, when.
452.355. Allocation of cost of action and attorney fees by court--actions for failure to pay child support, reasonable costs and attorney fees to be paid by obligor, when--definitions.
452.360. Judgment of dissolution or legal separation final when entered--appeal, effect of--distribution of property final--conversion of judgment of legal separation to dissolution, when--notice, to whom.
452.365. Party failing to comply with decree, effect of.
452.370. Modification of judgment as to maintenance or support, when--termination, when--rights of state when an assignment of support has been made--court to have continuing jurisdiction, duties of clerk, clerk to be "appropriate agent", when--severance of responsive pleading.
452.371. Declining jurisdiction in a modification proceeding, when.
452.372. Mandatory educational sessions, when--alternative dispute resolution, when.
452.374. Paternity proceedings stayed for rape charges against putative father.
452.375. Custody--definitions--factors determining custody--prohibited, when--public policy of state--custody options plan, when required--findings required, when--exchange of information and right to certain records, failure to disclose--fees, costs assessed, when--joint custody not to preclude child support--support, how determined--domestic violence or abuse, specific findings.
452.376. Noncustodial parent's right to receive child's school progress reports--administrative fees to be set by school, when--exclusion of address of custodial parent, when.
452.377. Relocation of child by parent for more than ninety days, required procedure--violation, effect--notice of relocation of parent, required procedure.
452.380. Temporary custody, motion for--dismissal of action, effect of.
452.385. Child's wishes as to custodian, how determined.
452.390. Investigation and report on custodial arrangements for a child--how conducted--report due, when--material to be available to counsel and parties.
452.395. Custody proceedings, priority of--judge to determine law and fact--secrecy, when.
452.400. Visitation rights, awarded when--history of domestic violence, consideration of--prohibited, when--modification of, when--supervised visitation defined--noncompliance with order, effect of--family access motions, procedure, penalty for violation--attorney fees and costs assessed, when.
452.402. Grandparent's visitation rights granted, when, terminated, when--guardian ad litem appointed, when--attorney fees and costs assessed, when.
452.403. Grandparent denied visitation, court may order mediation upon written request, purpose--costs--venue--termination of mediation, when.
452.404. Neutral location for exchange of children, when.
452.405. Custodian to determine child's upbringing, exception--continued supervision, when.
452.410. Custody, decree, modification of, when.
452.411. Change of residence deemed grounds for modification of custody, when.
452.412. Military service of parent not to be a basis for modification of a visitation or custody order--limitations on issuance of certain court orders.
452.413. Military deployment, child custody and visitation, effect of--nondeploying parent requirements--procedure--failure to comply, effect of.
452.415. When sections 452.300 to 452.415 shall apply.
452.416. Parent's change in income due to military service, effect on order of child support--director of division, duties.
452.420. Proceedings to be heard by circuit judge--exception.
452.423. Guardian ad litem appointed, when, duties--disqualification, when--fees.
452.425. Sheriff or law enforcement to enforce custody and visitation orders, when--limitations.
452.426. Risk of international abduction, court may impose restrictions and restraints.
452.430. Availability of certain records--limitation on inspection of certain documents--redaction of Social Security numbers.
   
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT
452.440. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.445. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.450. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.455. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.460. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.465. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.470. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.475. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.480. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.485. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.490. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.495. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.500. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.505. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.510. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.515. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.520. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.525. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.530. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.535. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.540. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.545. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
452.550. (Repealed L. 2009 H.B. 481 § A)
   
DOMESTIC RELATIONS RESOLUTION FUND
452.552. Surcharge collected, when, use.
452.554. Domestic relations resolution fund established, use.
452.556. Handbook, contents, availability.
   
REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN, CERTAIN COURTS
452.600. Educational sessions program shall be established by courts--for proceedings involving custody or support.
452.605. Court shall order parties to action and may order children to attend, when.
452.607. Confidentiality of facts obtained at sessions not considered in adjudication, exception.
452.610. Cost of educational session, amount.
   
UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
452.700. Short title.
   
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
452.705. Definitions.
452.710. Proceedings governed by other law.
452.715. Application to Indian tribes.
452.720. International application of act.
452.725. Appearance and limited immunity.
452.730. Communication between courts.
452.735. Cooperation between courts--preservation of records.
   
ARTICLE II. JURISDICTION
452.740. Initial child custody jurisdiction.
452.745. Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction.
452.747. Verified petition--service of process.
452.750. Jurisdiction to modify determination.
452.755. Temporary emergency jurisdiction.
452.760. Notice--opportunity to be heard--joinder.
452.762. Notice for exercise of jurisdiction.
452.765. Simultaneous proceedings.
452.770. Inconvenient forum.
452.775. Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct.
452.780. Information to be submitted to court.
452.782. Joinder of a party.
452.785. Appearance of parties and child.
452.790. Effect of child custody determination.
452.795. Full faith and credit.
452.800. Modification of another court's determination.
452.805. Filing of certified copy of custody decree.
452.810. Registration of child custody determination.
452.815. Forwarding copies of decrees.
452.820. Testimony of witnesses.
452.825. Request for another court to hold hearing.
452.830. Appearance at hearing.
452.835. Preservation of documents.
452.840. Transfer of transcripts and documents.
452.845. Priority of jurisdictional question.
   
ARTICLE III. ENFORCEMENT
452.850. Definitions.
452.855. Temporary visitation.
452.860. Enforcement of registered determination.
452.865. Simultaneous proceeding.
452.870. Expedited enforcement of child custody determination.
452.875. Service of petition and order.
452.880. Hearing and order.
452.885. Warrant to take physical custody of child.
452.890. Costs, fees, and expenses.
452.895. Recognition and enforcement.
452.900. Appeals.
452.905. Role of prosecutor or public official.
452.910. Role of law enforcement.
452.915. Costs and expenses.
   
ARTICLE IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
452.920. Application and construction.
452.925. Severability clause.
452.930. Transitional provision.

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