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