Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 211
Juvenile Courts
Section 211.177

August 28, 2013


Grandparent's right to intervene in action, restrictions, termination.

211.177. 1. A grandparent shall have a right to intervene in any proceeding initiated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, in which the custody of a grandchild is in issue, unless the juvenile judge decides after considering a motion to intervene by the grandparent that such intervention is against the best interest of the child.

2. The right of a grandparent to intervene pursuant to the provisions of this section may terminate upon the adoption of the child except where the child is adopted by a stepparent, another grandparent or other blood relative.

(L. 1993 S.B. 180 1, A.L. 1994 S.B. 657)


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