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Find helpful articles and free court forms related to Parening Plans, custody, visitation, and parenting by following the links below.

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What is a Parenting Plan?

Learn about your rights when you don't have a Parenting Plan, how to file in Court for one, what happens during the parenting lawsuit, and what happens after the lawsuit.

What is a Petition for Parenting Plan?

Learn what you should know before you file, what happens after you file, and download free court forms for a Petition for Parenting Plan in Montana.

What is a Response to Petition for Parenting Plan?

Learn what can do if you are served with a Petition for Parenting Plan. Download a free court form for an Answer to Petition for Parenting Plan.

Introduction to Family Law in Montana

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

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.

12 Tips for Representing Yourself in Court

Learn tips for representing yourself in a court in Montana.

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.

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.

Family Law and Taxes: How a Divorce or Parenting Case Might Impact Your Taxes

This fact sheet is intended to provide information regarding common tax issues that arise when a person is going through a divorce or parenting case.

Family Law Videos

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

Mediation Fact Sheet

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

Parenting Plans and Natural Disasters (FAQ)

Learn what you need to do to change your Parenting Plan in an emergency caused by a natural disaster.

Parenting Plans / Planes de Crianza

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

Supervised Visitation Programs: Information for Mothers Who Have Experienced Abuse

Information about supervised visitation programs for mothers who are afraid of their children's father or were abused by him.

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.

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.

Petition for Parenting Plan (interactive form)

You can use the interactive Petition for Parenting Plan to create free court forms that you may file in Montana.

Petition for Parenting Plan (write-in-the-blank form)

Download free court forms to file a Petition for Parenting Plan in Montana.

Response to Petition for Parenting Plan (write-in-the-blank form)

Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Response to Petition for Parenting Plan in Montana.

Motion to Amend Parenting Plan When Parents Agree (write-in-the-blank form)

Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Motion to Amend Parenting Plan when both parents agree to changing the Parenting Plan.

Motion to Amend Parenting Plan When Parents Don’t Agree (write-in-the-blank form)

Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Motion to Amend Parenting Plan when the other parent does not agree to changing the Parenting Plan.

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.

How to Register Your Parenting or Custody Order in Montana (FAQ & Forms)

This article will help you with the court steps and paperwork to register your parenting or custody order from another state to make it enforceable in Montana.

Enforcing Your Parenting Plan Packet (write-in-the-blank forms)

Download free forms to file with the court when the other parent is not following your parenting plan. Only use these forms if you have a final parenting plan ordered from the court.

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 for Interim Parenting Plan (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to write a Motion for Interim Parenting Plan that you can use to ask the court to set up a temporary Parenting Plan until it orders a Final Parenting Plan.

Motion to Amend Parenting Plan - Agreed & Contested (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to create the court forms you need to ask the court to change your Parenting Plan. You can use this form if the other parent agrees or doesn't agree with changing your Parenting Plan.

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.

Petition to Enforce Parenting Plan (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to write a Petition to Enforce Parenting Plan to ask a District Court in Montana to hold the other parent in contempt for failing to follow your court-ordered Parenting Plan.

Questions to Answer Before You Go Online- Interactive Parenting Plan Forms

Use this worksheet to gather all of the information you will need when completing the Interactive Petition for Parenting Plan Forms.

Registration of a Foreign Order (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to create a form to ask a District Court in Montana to decide that Montana should have jurisdiction to enforce a custody or parenting order from another state.

Registration of Foreign Order (Write-in-the-Blank Form)

Download a free legal form to register your parenting plan or custody order from another state in Montana. You cannot register a parenting plan or custody order if the case is still ongoing.

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.

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