Missouri Simplified Divorce Procedures

Missouri allows for a joint petition by both spouses to be filed. In such cases, each spouse should be titled as a "Co-Petitioner." Settlement agreements are expressly authorized by statute in Missouri. In addition, some counties have approved pre-printed forms for filing for dissolution of marriage which are available upon request from the court clerk. [Annotated Missouri Statutes; Title 30, Chapter 452, Sections 320 and 325].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for dissolution of marriage (divorce) in Missouri, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory dissolution of marriage (divorce) documents to the county court. You can visit the Missouri state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Missouri Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Missouri Laws and the filing requirements.