If you are involved in a Family Law matter in which the custody of a child is at stake, you will hear a lot of unfamiliar technical terms.  Also, you will be highly interested in finding out what factors Judges use in making custody decisions.  These terms and factors are all decided based upon our elected representatives statement that Missouri favors frequent, continuing, and meaningful contact with both parents.  There is a Statute which defines key terms and lists the custody factors in plain English that you should know about.  Follow this link to review that Statute which spells out these terms in plain English:  revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?Section=452.375