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DIY Divorce

Representing yourself in your divorce case, without an attorney, is referred to as pro se divorce.

If you are considering representing yourself in your divorce case in the state of Missouri, you will need to use the forms approved by the Missouri Supreme Court and are advised to check with your local court to determine if additional specific forms are necessary. The forms can be accessed fully online and saved to fill in with your own personal information. As you enter information into the forms, "balloons" appear to prompt your responses for some entries.

Check the Do-It-Yourself Divorce Research Guide for more information.

Library Resources
Nolo's essential guide to divorce - A step-by-step guide through every aspect of the divorce process.

Divorce after 50: your guide to the unique legal & financial challenges - Besides basic legal information, postdivorce health-care coverage, retirement benefits and estate planning are also discussed.

Divorce & money: how to make the best financial decisions during divorce - Offers practical and proactive advice to help protect yourself and safeguard your financial future.

Building a parenting agreement that works: how to put your kids first when your marriage doesn't last - Sets out 40 issues separating parents typically face, and presents all the options to resolving them.

Other Resources
Legal Services of Missouri - Provides free legal representation to low income clients in a number of civil legal problems.

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association - Offers a local lawyer referral service with 50 categories to choose from.

The Missouri Bar - Gives insightful information and a individualized lawyer referral for a small fee.

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