To file for divorce in Montana you must have lived in the state for a minimum of 90 days prior to filing for divorce. If you have children under the age of 18, the children must have
lived in Montana for at least six months before you can file for divorce. There are a few exceptions, but, generally, Montana courts do not have jurisdiction to make judgments regarding minor children unless they have lived in the state for at least six months.
In Montana the ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In
order to show that there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, you must tell the court that either you have lived separate and apart from your spouse for 180 days prior to filing for divorce or there is serious marital discord which adversely affects the attitude of you or your spouse.
You will need the following Montana divorce forms to initiate a divorce:
Montana Complete Packet For Dissolution of Marriage With Children
Montana Complete Packet For Dissolution of Marriage Without Children
Montana Complete Packet Joint Petition For Dissolution of Marriage With Children – Uncontested Divorce
Montana Complete Packet Joint Petition For Dissolution of Marriage Without Children – Uncontested Divorce
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