Welcome to the
Family Court of St. Louis County
A part of the St. Louis County Circuit Court (Missouri 21st Judicial Circuit), the Family Court of St. Louis County has been serving the citizens of St. Louis County for decades. The Family Court consists of the Juvenile Court and the Domestic Relations Court divisions. The Family Court also encompasses the celebrated Domestic Violence Court for certain order of protection cases. Circuit Judge Jason Dodson was appointed the Administrative Judge of the Family Court in January 2022.
The Juvenile Court consists of 4 divisions:
The Domestic Relations Court consists of 10 divisions:
Judge Heather Cunningham – Division 3; Judge Virginia Lay – Division 16; Judge Margaret Donnelly – Division 20; Judge Julia Lasater – Division 32; Judge Lorne Baker – Division 35; Judge Joseph Greene – Division 36; Judge John Lasater – Division 38; Judge Robert Heggie - Division 42; Commissioner Victoria McKee – Division 64; and Commissioner Mary Greaves – Division 65.
NEWS FOR FAMILY COURT
BEGINNING January 31, 2022 - Order of Protection cases in Domestic Relations Court will now be held IN PERSON. Hearings will no longer be held by Webex. Parties to the cases must appear in the courtrooms listed on the paperwork in their cases, unless instructed otherwise by the division handling the case. More information about orders of protection can be found here.
The St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court was created to increase safety for victims and their children, increase accountability for offenders and establish a coordinated community response to domestic violence from the justice system and partner agencies.
Family Court News and Administrative Orders
St. Louis County Circuit Court 105 South Central Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105 Diversion Programs Help Keep More County Youth Out of Justice System Racial Disparities Persist in Delinquency Referrals…Read More