Missouri Guide to Child Custody and Parenting Time

Where to begin:

Missouri child custody and parenting time: Overview
Everything parents need to know about Missouri child custody: legal vs. physical custody, confirming paternity, costs to expect and more.

Missouri parenting plans and custody agreements
Learn about Missouri's parenting plan requirements and how to add provisions tailored to your family. Includes templates.

Missouri residential schedule guidelines
Follow these guidelines to create your required residential schedule. See popular schedules, and learn about options like supervised visitation.

Steps to take:

7 steps to custody orders: Missouri family court process
The Missouri process from start to finish: filing a case, getting temporary orders, mediation, going to trial and more.

Filing for child custody in Missouri: 5 steps
Follow these steps to start your Missouri custody and parenting time case. Learn what forms you need, how to serve papers and more.

Uncontested cases & settling in MO custody: 3 steps
Learn about the benefits of reaching a custody agreement, how to file an uncontested case and how to settle a contested case.

Missouri child custody trials
What you need to know as you prepare for a custody trial. Information on discovery and common types of evidence.

More about Missouri child custody:

Missouri child support
Here's which parent pays child support, how parenting time affects payments, and more.

Special circumstances in Missouri child custody
Learn about default judgments, third-party custody, evaluations and other issues that may arise in your Missouri custody case.