Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXX. Domestic Relations § 452.380. Temporary custody, motion for--dismissal of action, effect of

1. A party to a custody proceeding may move for a temporary custody order.  The motion must be supported by an affidavit.  The court may award temporary custody after a hearing or, if there is no objection, solely on the basis of the affidavits.

2. If a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation is dismissed, any temporary custody order is vacated unless a parent or the child's custodian moves that the proceeding continue as a custody proceeding and the court finds, after a hearing, that the circumstances of the parents and the best interest of the child require that a custody decree be issued.


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