Family & Juvenile Law

HB 165  /  SB 237 – Guardian ad litem standards. Requires that the September 1996 Supreme Court standards for representation by guardians ad litem be updated.

Support concept.

HB 227 /  SB 35 – Child support guidelines. Specifies that the Missouri Supreme Court child support guidelines must require income documentation and changes the provisions regarding child support when the parents have joint physical custody.


HB 234 – Custody information in MULES. Requires law enforcement agencies maintaining the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) to include certain child custody and visitation information when entering an order of protection.


*HB 260 / SB 116 – Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. Repeals and re-enacts provisions regarding the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to be consistent with the changes adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Drafted by the Missouri Bar Family Law Section.

HB 417 – Custody for non-biological parents. Allows any person having a parent/child relationship with a minor child who is not the biological or legal parent to petition the court for custody and visitation rights.

HCS HB 555 – Parents with disabilities. Specifies that the disability of a parent cannot be a basis for a determination that a child is in need of care or should be removed or the parental rights terminated without certain court findings.

HB 565 / SB 112 – Immunity for reporters of child abuse. Specifies that any person who makes a report of suspected child abuse to the proper authorities will be immune from civil and criminal liability.

HCS HB 604 – Parents with disabilities. Specifies that the disability or disease of a person cannot be a basis for a determination involving a foster care license, the removal of a child, or the termination of parental rights without certain findings.

HB 804 – Time for establishment of paternity.  Increases the length of time from no later than 15 days to no later than 60 days after the birth of a child in which the father has to establish paternity prior to an adoption.

SB 134 – Parents with disabilities. Outlines the parental rights of individuals with disabilities in termination of parental rights cases.

Support concept of non-discrimination based on disabilities.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

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