Just as there are laws for marriage, there are laws for divorce
. It’s true that you don’t need an attorney for a divorce, the State of Missouri
provides all the necessary paperwork and instruction to file for a dissolution of marriage.
However, the State clearly explains that the materials they provide are for “uncontested matters without complex issues.” If you are set for a contested divorce, there are substantial asset divisions, complicated child custody issues or other complicating factors – you are better off seeking the counsel of an experienced attorney.