Looking for Montana’s rules on marriage, divorce, child custody, and child support? Want to find Montana’s state court forms and instructions and local court websites? Here’s where to start. For a wide range of other articles on family law in Montana, see the Resources by State section on this site.
When you get married, you and your spouse have a responsibility to provide each other with care and support. The responsibility to support each other may continue even after a divorce or legal separation, in the form of spousal support. In Montana, spousal support is called maintenance (it’s also sometimes known as alimony).
Johnny Carson. Christie Brinkley. Paul McCartney. These are names that evoke thoughts of greatness. They're also names that evoke memories of incredibly vicious divorces—divorces so ugly that they were front page news, destined to become the stuff of nightmares. But just because you're going through
Overview Annulment is a civil court process that declares a marriage never existed. You can only get an annulment in very limited situations. Many people think an annulment is an easier or quicker alternative to getting a divorce but this is simply not true. Because the situations in which an annulment
Congratulations, you’re engaged! But have you considered what will happen to your assets and property if your marriage ends? These days, many couples include drafting a prenuptial agreement on their wedding planning list. It might sound unromantic, but making sure you and your partner are on the same
If you are getting divorced in Montana, do you know what property you get to keep and what you have to split with your spouse? Who will be responsible for the debts you and your spouse incurred during the marriage, or even before you got married?
You'll find answers to common questions about getting a divorce in Montana below. For more information on family law in Montana, see our Montana Divorce and Family Law page. For all of our articles on dividing property when a couple splits up, see our Divorce and Property area.
When a relationship with minor children ends, it doesn't matter who's to blame, because both parents have an ongoing responsibility to provide financial support for their children. Although both adults share this responsibility, one adult ("the paying parent"), usually the non-custodial parent, winds
Domestic violence leaves a trail of emotionally and physically broken people in its wake. It also has a profound impact on child custody matters. This article will explain what domestic violence is and how it affects child custody. If you have any questions after you read this article, consult with a
Representing yourself in your divorce can feel overwhelming and confusing. This article provides an overview of the divorce process in Montana. If at any point in your divorce, you feel that you're in over your head or if you have questions about the process or your rights, you should contact a local family law attorney for help.