Venue in Divorce and Paternity

Where Will My Missouri Divorce Case Be Heard?

In Missouri, divorce and paternity cases are handled by your local county's circuit court. If the spouses live in different counties, the venue in divorce and paternity cases could be either county.

In divorce cases, the home county of the spouse who files for divorce first will typically be the venue for the trial. If there are children involved, however, the trial may be moved to their county of residence if they have lived in that county for at least 90 days. In paternity cases, there is a strict "first to file" rule. Whichever parent files first determines the venue.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent clients in all types of divorce and paternity cases. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in all Missouri circuit courts. No matter where your case is being heard, we will be there with you, working diligently to see that you receive fair treatment under the law.

Pursuing Every Possible Option to Secure a Positive Result

Our lawyers have been practicing divorce and paternity law in the Saint Louis area for many years. We know the courts and the judges who serve in them. Depending on the nature of your case, it may be advantageous for it to be heard in another court. If we feel that a change of venue might benefit your case, we will do everything in our power to get one.

When you hire our firm, we will take the time to fully understand your concerns and expectations. We provide a thorough review of your case and work with you to build a sound course of action designed to help you reach your goals. From the time we begin representing you, our singular focus is reaching the best result available in your case.

Our firms offers a wealth of information on our website regarding family law and divorce matters. You can read articles about family law, view informational videos, listen to our podcast or download our mobile application to further assist!

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