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Missouri Divorce

The Missouri Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Missouri for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Missouri Judiciary
The Missouri Bar
MU Law Library and Technology
Missouri Legal Aid Services

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:

Missouri Revised Statutes - Searchable Database

Divorce Law

Missouri allows irreconcilable differences type no fault divorces and fault divorces. At least one of the parties must be a Missouri resident for at least 90 days immediately preceding the filing of the divorce documents.

Divorce Law in Missouri - Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 452
Missouri Divorce - Missouri Bar Association brochure

Marriage and Living Together Law

Marriage Law in Missouri - Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 451

Child Support

Child Support Explained
Child Support Law - Missouri Revised Statute Chapter 452.340.1
Missouri Child Support Information - Missouri DSS services brochure
Overview of Child Support Services - Missouri Dept. of Social Services

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Child custody decisions are based on the best interests on the child.

Custody - Definitions and Determining Factors - Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 452.375.1
Parenting and Custody Tips and Information - Missouri Bar Association pamphlet
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Property is divided "equitably" according to statutory factors.

Property Division Law in Missouri - Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 452.330.1