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We don't have a parenting plan. Do we have equal rights to see our child?

Authored By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) LSC Funded

Yes. Parents usually have equal parenting rights until a sourt says that they don't. You can ask a court to make a parenting plan. The parenting plan will decide how you and the other parent will share parenting duties. Parenting plans are required during a divorce. They are useful for parent who are not married, too. You and th eother parent may be able to agree on all or part of the parenting plan. The jude will decive about the parts of the plan you can't agree on.

Where do I find more info about parenting plans?

To learn more about what the law says about parenting plans, read the Introduction to Family Law in Montana.

Where do I find the form for a divorce or parenting plan?

You can complete fill-in-the blank forms for a Parenting Plan or Divorce. You can also complete a Petition for a Parenting Plan or Divorce using our online interactive forms.

How do I get more help?

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) provides free civil legal help to low-income people. Contact us to see if you qualify:

  • Apply anytime online at mtlsa.org;
  • Call our Helpline at 1-800-666-6899 (Helpline hours are limited).

What help can I find at MLSA?

  • Legal advice and representation;
  • Referrals to volunteer attorneys and other providers;
  • Self-help clinics and materials.
Last Review and Update: Jul 25, 2017
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