- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill aimed at giving divorced parents more equal custody over their children.

The House voted 154-2 Tuesday to prohibit courts from presuming a parent is more qualified to be a guardian based on his or her sex. The Senate passed the legislation on a 28-0 vote two weeks ago, so now it heads to the governor.

If a divorcing couple disagrees on how to share custody, the court would have to settle on written findings of fact before resolving the dispute.


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The bill also calls for the state courts administrator to post parenting plan guidelines online.

Democratic Rep. Gina Mitten, a lawyer, said the legislation still has a few technical issues that lawmakers will need to revisit next year.



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