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Missouri Protective Orders

Code Section
455.01, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Temporarily enjoin contact; temporarily exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitation, support, counseling; court costs

Full order: min. 180 days to 1 yr., may be renewed for same amount of time

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Class A misdemeanor unless convicted of same within 5 years: Class D felony

Who May Apply for Order
Any adult who has been subject to abuse by present or former family or household member, or who has been the victim of stalking

Fees Waived
Yes, court costs assessment determined by the court

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to local law enforcement agency in jurisdiction where petitioner resides; copy for entry into Missouri uniform law enforcement system

Civil Liability

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