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Parenting Time (custody and visitation)

Information and Forms

  • Amending Your Parenting Plan Forms

    Forms and instructions to change your parenting plan. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court
  • Brochure: Parenting Plans

    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

    By:
    District Courts
  • 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
  • Family Law Videos

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

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court, Yellowstone County Bar
  • How to Answer a Petition for a Parenting Plan

    A quick guide on how to answer a petition for a parenting plan on your own in Montana. The guide includes a form that you can file in court. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • 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)
  • Mediation Fact Sheet

    Learn about what happens during and after mediation. Learn about what rights you have regarding mediation. Read More

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Petition for a Parenting Plan (write-in-the-blank)

    Download a-write-in-the-blank Petition for Parenting Plan that you can file with a state court in Montana to establish a parenting plan. Read More

    By:
    Access to Justice Commission of the Montana Supreme Court
  • 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)
  • 10 Steps for When the Other Parent Won’t Follow Your Parenting Plan

    If you have a Parenting Plan in Montana, and the other parent is not following it, this article will outline 10 steps that you can take when the other parent isn’t following the Parenting Plan, and give tips for representing yourself if you do end up going to court. 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)
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