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5 Steps to Take When Served with Eviction Court Papers in Montana

Learn how to respond to an eviction lawsuit and download free court forms that you can use to file an Answer.

What You Should Know about Evictions in Montana

Learn what you should do if you have received a notice terminating your lease or been served with eviction court papers in Montana.

What is a Legal Notice to Vacate?

Learn what Montana law says is a valid notice to vacate. Download a free form that you can send to your landlord to tell them if the notice they sent you wasn’t valid.

How to Protect Your Security Deposit (FAQ)

Learn how to protect your security deposit if you rent a residential unit in Montana.

Mediation Fact Sheet

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

Your Section 8 Legal Rights: Informal Hearing and Review Process

Learn about the informal hearing and review process in the federal housing programs that exist in all 50 states -- the Housing Choice Voucher (also called "Section 8") program and project-based housing assistance.

Your Section 8 Rights: Evictions and Terminations

Learn about evictions and lease terminations in the federal housing programs that exist in all 50 states -- the Housing Choice Voucher (also called "Section 8") program and project-based housing assistance.

The LawHelper! Need to Represent Yourself in Court or Deal with a Rental Problem? Get help here.

A tool to use to find the information you need to represent yourself or handle a problem with your rental.

12 Tips for Representing Yourself in Court

Learn tips for representing yourself in a court in Montana.

How to Answer When You Get Sued (Step-by-step Guide)

Learn the steps you should take to protect your rights and find free court forms to download.

Lockouts

Information about what to do if your landlord threatens to lock you out of your apartment or has locked you out.

Montana Tenants' Rights and Duties Handbook

A guide to your rights and duties as a tenant in Montana.

Steps a Landlord Must Follow to Get Rid of a Tenant's Property (FAQ)

If you leave property behind when you move out there is a process your landlord must follow before they can dispose of your things. If you get a notice from your landlord about property you left behind you should respond and go get the property.

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.

4 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Housing

Learn 4 steps you can take to protect your housing if you live in Montana.

Answer to Eviction Lawsuit (Write-in-the-blank Form)

Download a free court form to file an Answer to Eviction Lawsuit in Montana.

What is a Legal Notice to Vacate?

Learn what Montana law says is a valid notice to vacate. Download a free form that you can send to your landlord to tell them if the notice they sent you wasn’t valid.

How to Apply for Relief if Your Landlord Gets a Judgment Against You

You can use these forms if your landlord sued you in Justice Court and got a judgment against you because you did not file a written answer or you did not appear in court. You must have a good reason for why you didn’t file a written answer or appear in court. It’s up to the court to decide whether you had a good reason.

Answer to Eviction (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to create court forms to file an Answer to Eviction. You only have 10 business days after you were served with eviction court papers to file an Answer to Eviction.

Improper Notice to Vacate Letter (write-in-the-blank form)

Download a free legal form to tell your landlord that the notice to vacate your landlord gave you is not proper under the law. Do not use this form if you own a mobile home and rent only the lot that it sits on.

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.

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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