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Missouri Divorce Laws & Resources

UPDATED: February 26, 2020

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If you have an interest in learning more about Missouri divorce laws, you can find more information, links and resources below. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, but it will point you in various directions that you might choose to pursue in your own research. You might also take a look at the Missouri Code on your own, or decide to consult an attorney specializing in Missouri divorce law.

Missouri Divorce Resources:

Missouri Bar Brochure on Divorce: This is a simple and easy-to-read brochure written by the staff of the Missouri Bar. The brochure includes definitions of key terms, questions one should consider before filing for divorce, and basic information on the length of proceedings.

Missouri Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: This helpful resource provides contact information for Missouri domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs in each county in Missouri, as well as a link to statewide services.

Missouri Courts: Forms: This Missouri government website contains links to many of the forms necessary if you will be representing yourself in Missouri court for any case relating to marital dissolution, including the filing information sheet necessary for initiating any lawsuit, as well as a petition for dissolution of marriage.

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Missouri Family Law Statutes (Revised Statutes, or MRS):

Missouri Legal Separation: MRS 452.305.1, 452.325.1

Missouri Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: MRS 452.305.1, 452.320
Residency/Where to File: MRS 452.240, 452.305.1
Simplified or Special Procedures: MRS 452.320, 452.325
Divorce Mediation: MRS 452.318, 452.372
Annulment: MRS 451.020, 451.030, 451.022

Missouri Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: MRS 452.330
Spousal Support: MRS 452.075, 452.335

Missouri Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: MRS 452.375
Child Support: MRS 452.340, 452.335

Missouri Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
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Missouri Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.– Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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