Missouri state law requires that one party in a divorce must have been a resident of Missouri for a minimum of 90 days. If you and your spouse never lived together in Missouri, the state will not have jurisdiction over your spouse unless the divorce is uncontested. If the divorce is uncontested and your spouse lives in another state, you should file for divorce in the state in which your spose lives.
Missouri is one of the few states that allows you to use the same divorce forms whether or not you and your spouse have minor children.
You will need the following Missouri divorce forms to initiate a divorce:
Missouri Divorce Forms Instructions
Missouri Petition For Dissolution of Marriage
Missouri Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage
Missouri Statement of Income and Expenses
Missouri Statement of Property and Debt and Proposed Separation Agreement Instructions
Missouri Statement of Property and Debt and Proposed Separation Agreement
Missouri Divorce Filing Information Sheet
Missouri Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations
Missouri Divorce Notice of Hearing
Additional forms may be required by your local circuit clerk of court.
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