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  211.051.  Jurisdiction as to custody of child not exclusive. — Nothing contained in this chapter deprives other courts of the right to determine the legal custody of children upon writs of habeas corpus or to determine the legal custody or guardianship of children when the legal custody or guardianship is incidental to the determination of causes pending in other courts.  Such questions, however, may be certified by another court to the juvenile court for hearing, determination or recommendation.


(L. 1957 p. 642 § 211.040)

(1974) Where juvenile court assumed jurisdiction over child and made award of custody such jurisdiction excludes any other court of concurrent jurisdiction from adjudicating custody in a habeas corpus proceeding. State ex rel. McCarty v. Kimberlin (A.), 508 S.W.2d 196.

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