Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

From Missouri Divorce and Family Law:

Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description.  Rather than specifically stating that custody should be equal, the bill’s wording is to “maximize” a child’s time with each parent to the “highest degree possible”, along with more stringent enforcement procedures and remedies.  The bill also bans “standard visitation” parenting plans.   The changes made by the new law are as follows:

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