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  • 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

  • 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

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    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 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. Content Detail

    By:
    DOVES (Domestic Violence Education and Services)
  • 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 if You Get Sued

    What to do if you get sued and served with court papers. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • How to Ask the Court to Waive Your Filing Fees

    Use this form to ask the court to waive the fees you must pay to file court documents. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • How to Register Your Parenting or Custody Order in Montana

    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. 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

  • Montana Online Child Support Calculator

    Are you representing yourself in a dissolution or parenting plan case? The Montana Online Child Support Calculator will help you calculate your own child support. Developed by MLSA with expert advice from the State of Montana Child Support Enforcement Division, the calculator can be used when you cannot afford to hire an attorney or other help to determine child support is not available to you. Warning: Please read all of the information provided regarding whether the Calculator is right for you before using it. If you do not, you may get an incorrect calculation or a calculation you cannot use for your case. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association
  • 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)
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