Welcome to the

Family Court of St. Louis County

The Family Court has been serving the citizens of St. Louis County since 1993.  The Court exclusively hears cases involving children and families, and operates under the principle of "one family - one Judge".  This means that all matters involving a particular family are assigned to the same Judge or Commissioner whenever possible, bringing increased continuity and consistency to the judicial process.

In addition to hearing cases, the Family Court also provides numerous support services for those coming to the attention of the Court. Individual and group counseling, probationary services, parent education classes and restitution programs are but a few of the many programs offered.


Adult Abuse / Order of Protection

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.

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Domestic Relations Department

Services involving:

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Paternity
  • Orders of Protection
  • The State's child support (Parenting Court) docket
  • Parenting Plans
  • Supervised Visitation
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Updates on the Agreement with the Department of Justice

Read updates on the US Department of Justice.

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Family Court Personnel