Child Custody Exchange at a Neutral Location

A common question is whether child custody exchanges can be arranged at a neutral location. Pursuant to RSMo. 452.404, child custody exchanges can be arranged at a neutral location. Missouri law states that “[t]o ensure compliance with the parenting plans or court orders, the court may require parents, or parents may agree, to bring the minor children to a neutral location for the exchange pursuant to such plans or orders. Such location may include a center specifically established for such exchanges or an existing location suitable for such exchanges. A neutral third party may be present at each exchange to provide an accurate documentation of the compliance or noncompliance with the ordered exchange.” Notably, a child custody exchange at a neutral location can be required by the court, or agreed to by the parents. Local police stations are a popular neutral location for child custody exchanges. If you have additional questions about divorce, child custody, or child support, call or come visit the family law attorneys at the Paul Law Firm. Consultations are always free!