Custody, Visitation, Parenting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information about supervised visitation programs for mothers who are afraid of their children's father or were abused by him.
Download free court forms to file a Petition for Parenting Plan in Montana.
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to file a Response to Petition for Parenting Plan in Montana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this form to ask the court to waive the fees you must pay to file court documents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this worksheet to gather all of the information you will need when completing the Interactive Petition for Parenting Plan Forms.
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.
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.
Use a free interactive program to create court forms to ask the court to waive your filing fees.
Download a free write-in-the-blank court form to ask the judge to let you file court documents without paying a fee.