Courtesy Ozarks First Nexstar Media

New Law Allows Restraining Orders for Life in Missouri

Later this month, a new law goes into effect in Missouri allowing judges to issue life-long restraining orders.

Previously, victims would have to renew restraining orders annually and often had to face their abusers in court each time they needed to have an order approved.

The new legislation also covers victims’ pets, allowing pets to be named in the restraining order.

The law takes effect August 28th.

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