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INSTRUCTIONS: MONTANA PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION (NO CHILDREN)

Spouses who wish to file for divorce in Montana without children may represent themselves in court. This document discusses the Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) to be filed in such instances. This form may be obtained from the website of the Montana Courts system.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 1: At the top left corner of the page, enter your full name and address. Enter the number and county of the court hearing your case. Enter your name above "Petitioner" and your spouse's above "Respondent."

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 2: In sections one and two, enter the name, address, age, date of birth, occupation, and length of residency in both their county and the state of Montana for both spouses.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 3: In sections three and four, give the date and location of the marriage, or indicate that you are in a common law marriage. Give the date on which you separated if applicable.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 4: In section five, indicate the type of jurisdiction authorizing this court to hear your case.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 5: In section six, indicate whether there are no children, no minor children, or no children within the court's jurisdiction involved in this case. In section seven, indicate if the wife is either not pregnant or pregnant with another man's child.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 6: Sections nine through twelve require you to detail separate and mutual assets and debts and indicate your wishes as to how these should be divided.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 7: In section thirteen, indicate whether the wife or husband wishes for the wife to have her premarital last name restored.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 8: In section fourteen, indicate any other information you wish for the court to be aware of.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 9: On the next to last page, write in any rulings you request where indicated. Sign and date this page.

Montana Petition For Dissolution (No Children) Step 10: The last page must be signed in front of a licensed notary public.

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Joint Petition for Dissolution (with children)

 

INSTRUCTIONS: MONTANA JOINT PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION WITH CHILDREN

Montana couples with children who wish to divorce can file a Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children if they are able to resolve all issues related to separation and agree to represent themselves. The document can be obtained from the Montana Courts website. Both spouses must sign and date the last page in the presence of a notary public.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 1: Enter the names and addresses of both spouses, as well as the district number and county of the court.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 2: Sections one through four request personal information about both spouses, as well as the date and location of marriage and the date of separation, if any.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 3: In section five, indicate which jurisdictional provisions apply to your case.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 4: In sections six through nine, provide all information requested about pregnancy and all children involved in the marriage.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 5: In sections eleven and twelve, document how you have agreed to divide real estate and motor vehicles.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 6: In section thirteen, indicate if you have already divided your personal property or write out how you plan to divide it.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 7: In section fourteen, indicate how you have divided or plan to divide payment of debts.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 8: In section fifteen, write the wife's former name if she wishes for it to be restored.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 9: Sections seventeen and eighteen concern child and medical support payment arrangements.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 10: In section nineteen, indicate whether the Department of Health and Human Services is involved in your case.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 11: In section twenty, write any miscellaneous requests.

Montana Joint Petition For Dissolution With Children Step 12: Under "WHEREFORE, the Petitioners request," enter any other provisions. Sign and date this next-to-last page at any time. 

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