107.101 State policy regarding parenting. It is the policy of this state to:

  1. Assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interests of the child;
  2. Encourage such parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated of dissolved their marriage;
  3. Encourage parents to develop their own parenting plan with the assistance of legal and mediation professionals, if necessary;
  4. Grant parents and courts the widest discretion in developing a parenting plan; and
  5. Consider the best interests of the child and the safety of the parties in developing a parenting plan.

 

107.149 Policy. It is the policy of this state to assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage.

107.159 Effect of order granting parenting time rights or restricting ability of custodial parent to change residence.

  1. To inspect and receive school records and to consult with school staff concerning the child’s welfare and education, to the same extent as the custodial parent may inspect and receive such records and consult with such staff;
  2. To inspect and receive governmental agency and law enforcement records concerning the child to the same extent as the custodial parent may inspect and receive such records;

 

107.154 Effect of order granting sole custody of minor child to one parent on authority of other parent. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, an order of sole custody to one parent shall not deprive the other parent of the following authority:

  1. To inspect and receive school records and to consult with school staff concerning the child’s welfare and education, to the same extent as the custodial parent may inspect and receive such records and consult with such staff;
  2. To inspect and receive governmental agency and law enforcement records concerning the child to the same extent as the custodial parent may inspect and receive such records;
  3. To consult with any person who may provide care or treatment for the child and to inspect and receive the child’s medical, dental and psychological records, to the same extent as the custodial parent may consult with such person and inspect and receive such records;
  4. To authorize emergency medical, dental, psychological, psychiatric or other health care for the child if the custodial parent is, for practical purposes, unavailable; or
  5. To apply to be the child’s conservator, guardian ad litem or both.

 

107.164 When parents to notify each other of emergency circumstances or substantial change in health of child. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, both parents shall have a continuing responsibility, once a custody or protective order concerning the child is issued, to provide addresses and contact telephone numbers to the other parent and to immediately notify the other parent of any emergency circumstances or substantial changes in the health of the child.