A no fault divorce state means that provided both parties agree that the damage caused in the marriage is irreparable, either spouse can file for divorce in the state of Missouri. To file a divorce petition without the assistance of a lawyer, you will need to obtain Missouri divorce forms, also referred to as the Missouri dissolution of marriage forms packet. After filling out the packet, you are entitled to file for divorce in any Missouri court.
To file for divorce, either spouse must have been a Missouri resident for 90 days; the same applies to armed service members stationed in Missouri. After filing the petition you or your spouse are permitted to remain in the state for a minimum of 30 days. You can either download the forms below, or obtain them from the office of any circuit court. The petition is located on the fourth page of the packet, complete the information requested including the names of you and your spouse, as well as the location in which you wish to file your petition.
The divorce process is expedited if you both agree that there is no chance of a reconciliation. However, if this is denied under oath, the courts are forced to re-examine the petition for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of six months. If this happens, the courts will suggest that you and your spouse attend marriage counselling, although this is not a mandatory requirement. The court will make a ruling at a later hearing.
If you and your spouse are capable of coming to an agreement in regards to community property, and you can present this to the court, you will save time and money. If you are unable to come to an agreement, the Missouri courts will divide your property between you in a manner it deems fair.
(Forms were collected from Missouri Courts Official Website.)