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Representing Yourself Home

This 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 want.

Litigant Awareness Program

Step 1: Click the play button below to watch the education program video. (Or read the written materials here.)
Step 2: 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.
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.

Divorce or Separation

Families & Children Name Change
Adult Abuse/Stalking
Additional Resources
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