Missouri Revised Statutes

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

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August 28, 2013

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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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,
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
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,
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 of child support
enforcement, duties.
452.420. Proceedings to be heard by circuit judge--exception.
452.423. Guardian ad litem appointed, when, duties--disqualification,
452.425. Sheriff or law enforcement to enforce custody and visitation orders,
452.426. Risk of international abduction, court may impose restrictions and
452.430. Availability of certain records--limitation on inspection of certain
documents--redaction of Social Security numbers.
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)
452.552. Surcharge collected, when, use.
452.554. Domestic relations resolution fund established, use.
452.556. Handbook, contents, availability.
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,
452.607. Confidentiality of facts obtained at sessions not considered in
adjudication, exception.
452.610. Cost of educational session, amount.
452.700. Short title.
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.
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.
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.
452.920. Application and construction.
452.925. Severability clause.
452.930. Transitional provision.

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