Authored By: State Law Library of Montana
A motion is a formal request to a judge to make a ruling or take some other action during a lawsuit. A motion does not start a lawsuit. You can use a motion to bring a limited, contested issue ina case before the court for a decision.
Motions may be made in writing, or in person at a hearing with both sides present. You must follow important rules about timing, serving th eother party, and other matters according to the Montana Rules of Civil Procedure.
Follow the link below to the Montana Law Library to find a blank Motion Packet.