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Last Updated January 22, 2014

Welcome to the Boone County Family Court Division

The Boone County Family Court Division has jurisdiction over matters dealing with the family. Cases filed with the Family Court Division include:

  • dissolution of marriage,
  • legal separations,
  • paternity actions,
  • motions to modify,
  • adult and child order of protection cases,
  • juvenile cases,
  • child support, and
  • name change.

The Boone County Family Court Division is comprised of 8 staff members, including the Family Court Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, 2 domestic relations clerks, 1 child support clerk, 1 adult and child protection clerk and 2 juvenile clerks.

The staff of the Family Court Division is eager to provide good customer service. Since we must be fair to everyone, however, we are only allowed to assist you in certain ways. We can answer general questions about how the court works, provide you with court-approved forms, and tell you about court services and community resources. We cannot provide legal advice such as whether or not you should file a case, what words to use in court papers, how to try your case, or predict what may happen in court. We can give you information about how to become informed about your legal rights and obtain legal representation.

The Family Court Division had 3,255 cases filed and 3,061 disposed in fiscal year 2011.

Focus on Kids

Missouri state law (section 452.600, RSMo) requires parents who are dissolving their marriage to attend an educational parenting program. The 13th Circuit utilizes Focus on Kids as an educational parenting program in Boone and Callaway counties. Please contact the Family Court Clerk's office with questions.

Additional Resources

You may view public case information at Case.net.

The Missouri Bar website can assist you in finding a lawyer at www.mobar.org.

Dissolution of Marriage with or without Children / Paternity

To determine if you have the skills needed to represent yourself in court, please visit the Self-Represent website.

NOTE: Forms are provided in Adobe PDF format. You will need the Adobe Reader in order to view them. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed, please visit the Adobe web site at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Get Adobe Reader

Websites

True North - www.truenorthofcolumbia.org  
Boone County Sheriff’s Dept - www.boonecountymo.org/sheriff
Representing Yourself - www.selfrepresent.mo.gov
Dept of Social Services - Child Support - www.dss.mo.gov
Focus On Kids www.missourifamilies.org/fok/
Legal Services of Missouri - www.lsmo.org
Mid-Mo Samaritan - www.midmosamaritan.org 
Lawyer Referral Service - www.mobar.org
Boone County Bar - www.bocomobar.org
Ellis Law Library - www.law.missouri.edu/library

Phone Numbers

Child Support Call Center - (866) 313-9960
Columbia Family Support Division - (573) 882-9950
Family Support Payment Center (FSPC) (888) 761-3665
Family Support Payment Center (automated to check on payments) (800) 255-0530
PA Family Support Division (573) 886-4127
Focus on Kids - (573) 886-4038
Family Support Division Customer Service - (800) 859-7999
Mid-Mo Legal Service (800) 568-4931 or (573) 442-0116
Mid Mo Samaritan - (573) 634-7776
Mid Mo Access to Justice - (573) 442-0116
Lawyer Referral Service - (573) 636-3635