Information and Forms
Find helpful articles and free court forms related to divorce, or Dissolution of Marriage, by following the links below.
The Ultimate DIY Guide to Divorce and Custody in Montana
The information in this article applies to both parties in a divorce or parenting case. There is helpful information about what happens at the beginning, during, and after divorce or parenting case. We added lots of links to more information and do-it-yourself forms that you can use in Montana Courts.
Temporary Court Orders in Montana
Learn about how to ask the Court to make a decision or take action, and common types of Court Orders during a Dissolution or Parenting Plan case. Find out what you can do if the other party won’t follow a Court Order.
Tips for When Your Divorce or Parenting Plan Case is Over
Learn tips for keeping track of payments, what to do if you changed your name, tax tips, what to do if you move, and what happens if you want to change your Parenting Plan.
Introduction to Family Law in Montana
Information about common issues involved in dissolution and parenting cases in Montana.
Credit Check and Vehicle Value Resources
Where to get a credit report and where to find vehicle values.
Dissolution (Divorce) in Military Families
How dissolution is different in military families compared to non-military families and things you need to know.
Dissolution of Marriage / Disolución del Matrimonio
This page includes a printable brochure. Esta página incluye un folleto imprimible.
Divorce and Social Security Benefits
Social security benefits information in the event your marital status changes.
Do I have to pay our credit card if my ex-spouse did not make the payments?
Information about paying credit card debt if your ex-spouse does not pay.
Family Law Videos
These videos give information about getting a dissolution, parenting plans, and more.
How to Change or Correct Your Name on a Social Security Card
If you legally change your name, you need to tell Social Security so you can get a new card. If you do not get a new card with your new name on it, you may lose benefits, or delay your tax refund.
Joint Credit Accounts: What Happens When You and Your Spouse Split Up
Information on dealing with the credit accounts you have with your spouse or ex-spouse.
Legal Terms in Dissolution
A list of common terms used during a dissolution case, and legal proceedings in general.
Mediation Fact Sheet
Learn about what happens during and after mediation. Learn about what rights you have regarding mediation.
25 Things to Know Before You Go to Court
Learn how to make an objection, call and question witnesses, introduce exhibits and evidence, and more tips for representing yourself in court.
What is a Legal Separation in Montana?
Learn about the process for a Legal Separation in Montana.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (interactive form)
Use a free interactive program to create court forms to file for a Dissolution of Marriage in Montana. You can use this interactive form for a divorce with or without children.
Petition for Dissolution with Children (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Petition for Dissolution with Children in Montana.
Petition for Dissolution without Children (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Petition for Dissolution without Children in Montana
Response to Petition for Dissolution with Children (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free fill-in-the-blank court form you can use to file a Response to Petition for Dissolution with Children in Montana.
Response to Petition for Dissolution without Children (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Response to Petition for Dissolution without Children (write-in-the-blank form) in Montana.
Summary Dissolution of Marriage with Children Packet
Forms for a summary dissolution. A summary dissolution is only available if certain circumstances are present; see the packet for more information.
How to Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fees (FAQ)
Use this form to ask the court to waive the fees you must pay to file court documents.
Motion to Appoint Interpreter (write-in-the-blank form)
You can use this form to ask the court to appoint an interpreter for you in a lawsuit if you a person who has a limited ability to read, write, or understand English or if you have a hearing impairment and require interpretation services.
Questions to Answer Before You Go Online- Interactive Divorce Forms
Use this worksheet to gather all of the information you will need when completing the Interactive Petition for Divorce Forms.
Statement of Inability to Pay Court Costs and Fees (interactive form)
Use a free interactive program to create court forms to ask the court to waive your filing fees.
Statement of Inability to Pay Court Costs and Fees (write-in-the-blank form)
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to ask the judge to let you file court documents without paying a fee.