The Montana Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Montana for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.
Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Montana Courts and Judicial Districts
State Bar of Montana
State Law Library of Montana
State Statutory ResourcesIf you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:
Montana Code - searchable database
Divorce LawMontana only permits no fault divorces, either based on an irreconcilable differences type standard or living separate and apart for 180 days. The residency requirement is 90 days.
Dissolution of Marriage - Montana Bar Association
Marriage and Living Together LawMontana Marriage License Requirements
Child SupportChild Support Explained
Montana Child Support Enforcement Division
Montana Online Child Support Calculator - MontanaLawHelp.org
Montana Child Support Guidelines Packet - from the Montana Child Support Enforcement Division
Child Custody and Visitation LawChild custody decisions are based on the best interests on the child.
Best Interest of the Child Determination - Montana Code - Title 40, Ch. 4, Sec. 212
Final Parenting Plan Criteria - Montana Code - Title 40, Ch. 4, Sec. 234
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources
Property DivisionMontana is an equitable property distribution state.
Division of Property - Montana Code - Title 40, Ch. 4, Sec. 202