website is designed to provide information and resources for those
involved in family law matters
in the state of Missouri. The
information, tools and resources available are not
intended to take the place of legal advice and there is no guarantee
that using the information and/or resources will get the results you
Litigant Awareness Program
Click the play button below to watch the education program video, or read the written materials
here. A written transcript
of the video also is available.
Click one of the options below to learn about your type of family law matter. When you have finished, print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the page to file a copy with the court.
Should I represent myself or should I get a lawyer?
The following information can help you decide if you should represent yourself in court or work with a lawyer.
Can court staff assist me with my case?
Court staff are happy to help you if they
can. However, court staff are allowed to help you only in certain ways because they must be fair to everyone. It's best to learn what court staff can and cannot do for you
BEFORE you ask for help.
Approved Court Forms
Standard, statewide forms are required for use by anyone who
participates in a family law case without being represented by a lawyer.
Forms that have been developed are listed below. If you do not find the
form you need, no approved form has been created.
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