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Parenting Time (custody and visitation)

Information and Forms

  • Video: Making a Parenting Plan

    Information about how to make a parenting plan in Montana that works for you. Content Detail

  • Parenting Plan Forms (write-in-the-blank forms) PDF

    These forms are for when you only need a parenting plan, not a dissolution also. (If you need a dissolution AND a parenting plan, look under the Dissolution subtopic). Write-in-the-blank forms allow you to print out a form, then write your information into the form with a pen. Content Detail

    By:
    State Law Library of Montana
  • Petition for Parenting Plan (interactive)

    This program will help you prepare your forms. It will ask you questions and you will enter your answers. At the end of the program, you will get a completed set of court forms with instructions that you can save and print. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Amending Your Parenting Plan Forms

    Forms and instructions to change your parenting plan. Content Detail

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    Montana Supreme Court
  • Answer to Petition for Parenting Plan

    These forms are for when you need to file an answer to a Petition for Parenting Plan only. The forms are not for answering a dissolution. Please note that the 4th and 21st Judicial District Courts have their own forms that you should use if you need to file a response in either of those districts. You can find links to those forms here, also. Write-in-the-blank forms allow you to print out a form, then write your information into the form with a pen Read More

  • Enforcing Your Parenting Plan Forms

    Forms and instructions to make the other party do what the parenting plan says. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court
  • Notice of Intent to Move (interactive)

    You must notify the other parent and the court if you are going to move at least 30 days before you plan on moving. You can use this online interview to complete the forms for a Notice of Intent to Move. This interview will let you create your own Proposed Parenting Plan if your move will impact your child's contact with the other parent. WARNING: You must read the information included at this link before using the forms, or the court may reject your forms. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Parenting Plans

    Information on the basics of a parenting plan in Montana. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Family Law Videos

    These videos give information about getting a dissolution, parenting plans, and more. Read More

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court, Yellowstone County Bar
  • Introduction to Family Law in Montana

    Information about common issues involved in dissolution and parenting cases in Montana. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Parenting Plans / Planes de Crianza

    This article is also available as a PDF brochure. Este artículo también está disponible en formato PDF. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Tips for When Your Dissolution and/or Parenting Plan Case is Over

    Information about things that come up after your dissolution or parenting plan case is over and tips to handle them. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • We don't have a parenting plan. Do we have equal rights to see our child?

    Information about what to do if you don't have a parenting plan. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Brochure: Parenting Plans PDF

    A tri-fold brochure covering the basics of a parenting plan in Montana. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • District Court Guidelines for Parenting Plans

    Some District Courts have guidelines for parenting plans. Guidelines are what the District Court usually considers to be in the best interests of the children. The guidelines usually apply to most parenting plans in that court. But, the guidelines will not apply if there are good reasons why they should not. You can check the rules of the court where your parenting plan case is filed to see if there are parenting plan guidelines. Content Detail

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    District Courts