IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
FAMILY COURT DIVISION AT INDEPENDENCE
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: )
and ) Case No:
) DIVISION 5
CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT – DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Instructions To Counsel For Represented Parties And To Pro Se Parties:
This Case Management Statement must be completed by each attorney and pro se party
of record. The original is to be filed with the Court, and copies mailed to the Judge and all other
counsel or pro se parties at least seven days prior to the Case Management Conference. Counsel
and pro se parties need only complete those portions which are relevant to issues in controversy.
All answers must be typed. This form can be downloaded from the Court web site into
Microsoft Word so that it can be used as a template in your computer.
Attorney’s Name: Party Represented:
Pro Se Party Name:
State the names and ages of any minor child(ren) involved in this proceeding:
NAME AGE NAME AGE
Is legal or physical custody a contested issue? ___ Yes ___ No
Submit your proposed Parenting Plan to opposing counsel and the Court with the Case
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Set forth a concise description of any issues regarding restriction of visitation.
State any issues which may require the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem.
Have the parties attempted mediation? ___ Yes ___ No
If not, suggest a proposed mediator for the Court to consider.
(NOTE: If the parties cannot agree on a mediator, one will be appointed by the Court at
the Case Management Conference. The parties are advised that the Court will consider
whether or not MEDIATION OF ALL ISSUES should be ordered at the Case
Management Conference pursuant to both Operating Rule 88 and Operating Rule 17)
Has your client attended FOCIS? ___ Yes ___ No
Provide the dates your client attended or is scheduled to attend the
(Pro Se Parties)
Have you attended FOCIS? ___ Yes ___ No
Provide the dates that you attended or are scheduled to attend the FOCIS
State whether or not the case remains contested. ___ Yes ___ No
IF THE CASE REMAINS CONTESTED, COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS BELOW.
Are there issues as to marital misconduct? ___ Yes ___ No
Is there an issue concerning child support? ___ Yes ___ No
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Submit your Civil Procedure Form 14 Presumed Child Support Worksheet to opposing
counsel and the Court with the Case Management Statement.
State factors, if any, which may justify deviation from the presumed amount.
Are there issues regarding the character of the property as marital or nonmarital? If so,
identify same and provide a concise statement justifying exclusion from the marital estate:
Is there a controversy regarding division of marital assets and/or debts? ___ Yes ___ No
If so, please state in particular what marital asset or debt.
Identify any expert witnesses who you anticipate may testify by providing the information
required by Rule 56.01(b)4.
Expert’s Expert’s Expert’s Hourly
Name & Address Occupation Employer Name & Address Deposition Fee
Qualifications To Give An Opinion
(Or Attach Curriculum Vitae If That
Information Is On The Curriculum Vitae)
General Nature Of Subject Matter On
Which The Expert Is Expected To
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Is there an issue concerning spousal maintenance? ___ Yes ___ No
If spousal maintenance is an issue, complete the following:
Age Of Parties Husband: Wife:
Length Of Marriage
A brief description of your allegations regarding the present and future earning capacity of the
A brief description of any allegations which are relevant to the issue of maintenance and relate to
the physical or emotional condition of either party:
Describe the amount, period and manner of payment requested:
Describe any provisions you intend to propose regarding termination or modification
Is there an issue concerning attorney fees? ___ Yes ___ No
List all expert witnesses you intend to call at trial.
NAME SUBJECT MATTER
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Attach a list all stipulated exhibits you intend to offer at trial.
Indicate the number of expected witnesses to be called at trial and estimated length of trial.
Number Of Expected Witnesses Estimated Length Of Trial ____ Day(s)
List discovery you have completed. Specify with particularity any discovery disputes that remain
Identify any procedural, evidentiary, or other problems that should be addressed at the Case
Provide dates for which counsel or parties are unavailable for trial between 77 and 105 days after
the Case Management Conference.
(Trials Are Scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday And Thursday during Division 5’s Family Law Trial Weeks)
Bring your scheduling calendar (planner) for the next twelve (12) months with you to the
Case Management Conference. A firm trial date will be selected at the Case Management
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By execution of this Case Management Statement, counsel and pro se parties are
certifying to the Court that a good faith effort has been made to settle all issues
in this matter, including issues on the merit, outstanding discovery disputes, and
any significant evidentiary issues.
Attorney for Petitioner/Respondent or
Pro Se Party
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a true copy of the above and foregoing Case Management Statement along
with the following documentation (check applicable documents):
______ Updated Standard Dissolution discovery;
______ Proposed Parenting Plan;
______ Presumed Form 14 calculation
were served upon opposing counsel/party by depositing a copy of the same in the United States
mail, postage prepaid, on the _____ day of ________________, 200 ____, addressed to:
Attorney for Petitioner/Respondent or
Pro Se Party
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