Most forms found on this page will be available in either or both Adobe's Portable Document Format (known as PDF) and/or Microsoft's Word document. Most hyperlinks on this and subsequent pages will be linked to the PDF version of the form by default unless otherwise specified.
As more forms become available they will be listed here along with related instructions and additional information. Forms are also available at the Missoula Self Help Family Law Center located at 200 West Broadway in the District Courthouse Room 271. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. There are also forms and information available through montanalawhelp.org or courts.mt.gov.
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) & Family Law
The following forms have been made available online for those who are seeking a Dissolution of Marriage ( also known as divorce) and/or Parenting Plan (also known as custody). The forms are designed to represent yourself without an attorney, although they cannot substitute for the advice of an attorney and may not be appropriate in some circumstances. If your case is complex or you have minor children, you are highly encouraged to consider retaining the services of an attorney.
Procedural information is provided for your convenience in the "Instructions" sections of the packets. This information contains detailed instructions on forms and procedure in Dissolution of Marriage and Parenting Plan cases. Please follow the steps carefully.
Missoula Self Help Family Law Center's Packets
|A||Joint Dissolution without Children||To file for divorce if you and your spouse are in agreement and do not have minor children|
|B||Joint Dissolution with Children||To file for divorce if you and your spouse are in agreement and have minor children|
|C||Petition for Dissolution without Children||To file for contested divorce if you do not have minor children|
|D||Response to Dissolution Without Children||To respond to a divorce petition if you do not have minor children|
|E||Petition for Dissolution with Children||To file for contested divorce if you have minor children|
|F||Response to Dissolution with Children||To respond to a divorce petition if you have minor children.|
|G||Default Packet - Dissolution||To request a default judgment in a divorce case if your spouse has been served with divorce petition (Packet C or E) and has not responded in 21 days.|
|H||Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan||To establish a new parenting plan.|
|I||Response to Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan||To respond to a petition for a parenting plan.|
|J||Default Packet - Parenting Plan||To request a default judgment if your child(ren)'s parent has been served with parenting plan petition (Packet H) and has not responded in 21 days.|
|K||Transfer Orders of Protection||To transfer Order of Protection from Justice or Municipal Court to District Court.|
|L||Filing Motions in Dissolution (Divorce) Cases||To make a request of the Court for something related to your divorce proceeding or Final Decree|
|L-2||Responding to Motions in Dissolution (Divorce) Cases||To respond to a motion filed by the other party relating to your divorce proceeding or Final Decree|
|M||Filing Motions in Parenting Cases||To make a request of the Court for something related to your parenting proceeding or Final Decree|
|M-2||Responding to Motions in Parenting Cases||To respond to a motion filed by the other party relating to your parenting proceeding or Final Decree|
|N||Summary Dissolution||To file for divorce if parties are in agreement, have minimal property and minimal debt and no children (See Checklist for eligibility)|
|O||Joint Petition for Parenting Plan||To file for a parenting plan if you and your child's parent are in agreement regarding the parenting of minor children.|
|P||Guardianship of a Minor||To file for guardianship of a minor child as a third party with consent of both parents.|
|Q||Step-Parent Adoption||To adopt your step-child|
|S||Motion to Amend a Permanent Parenting Plan||To request the Court to change your permanent parenting plan due to substantial change in circumstance.|