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Montana Divorce

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 Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Montana Courts and Judicial Districts
State Bar of Montana
State Law Library of Montana

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:

Montana Code - searchable database

Divorce Law

Montana 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 Law

Montana Marriage License Requirements

Child Support

Child Support Explained
Montana Child Support Enforcement Division
Montana Online Child Support Calculator -
Montana Child Support Guidelines Packet - from the Montana Child Support Enforcement Division

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Child 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 Division

Montana is an equitable property distribution state.

Division of Property - Montana Code - Title 40, Ch. 4, Sec. 202