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Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is your written statement that you swear under oath (or affirm) is true. Learn how to use an affidavit and how to make the affidavit legal for the courts. A form is included.

Definitions of Legal Terms

Information about what many legal terms mean.

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.

How to Represent Yourself at Court (Video)

A video with tips to help you represent yourself at a court hearing. Created by the State of Montana Law Library, Supreme Court of Montana, and Montana Legal Services Association.

Montana Citizen's Guide to the Courts

A guide to the different court systems in Montana.

Administrative Rules of Montana: FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about administrative law and rules in Montana.

Changes to Montana Consumer Laws After the 2021 Legislative Session (FAQ)

Learn about recent changes to exemption laws and Justice Court jurisdiction.

Civil Handbook

A booklet designed to help self-represented (pro se) litigants through the appellate (appeals) process at the state Supreme Court.

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.

Montana Civil Court Forms

Link to civil court forms for district courts and limited jurisdiction courts (justice of the peace and city/municipal courts).

Montana Code Annotated (MCA)

This links to the Montana Code Annotated. The MCA are the laws of Montana. Please note, there are also federal laws that may apply.

Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

Reduced Fee Legal Services (Making Legal Help More Affordable)

Learn about reduced-fee legal services programs run by Montana Legal Services Association and the State bar of Montana, and how to apply.

Representing Yourself

A booklet designed to help you decide if you can represent yourself in court.

Servicemember Civil Relief Act

The SCRA provides many powerful legal rights to active-duty servicemembers and their families that are not available to any other group. It is important that you understand how this law works so that you and your family can take advantage of this law.

Serving the Other Party

Information to help you understand "service of process" or how to serve the other party with court papers.

The Montana Constitution

A link to the Constitution of the State of Montana.

The United States Constitution

The Constitution of the United States.

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.

Tips for Representing Yourself in Court

Tips on how to act and what to do at court.

12 Tips for Representing Yourself in Court

Learn tips for representing yourself in a court in Montana.

What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is your written statement that you swear under oath (or affirm) is true. Learn how to use an affidavit and how to make the affidavit legal for the courts. A form is included.

What to Know When Hiring a Lawyer

Information about how lawyers charge their fees, how to find a lawyer, and what to do when hiring an attorney.

Motion Packet

Instructions and forms to request something by motion in a Montana District Court.

Response to Motion

Forms to respond to the other party's motion (request) to District Court.

Reply to Response to Motion

A reply to the other party's response to your motion (request) in District 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.

Montana Civil Court Forms

Link to civil court forms for district courts and limited jurisdiction courts (justice of the peace and city/municipal courts).

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.

Montana Code Annotated (MCA)

This links to the Montana Code Annotated. The MCA are the laws of Montana. Please note, there are also federal laws that may apply.

Montana Guide to Turning 18

Information for teens on becoming adults. What happens if you are arrested? How do you buy a car? What are your rights to privacy? And more...

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