Pro Se Dissolution Forms

These forms are prepared for your use in obtaining a divorce when you have not retained an attorney to represent you. You are strongly urged to seek the assistance of legal counsel, especially when there are children involved.

Should you decide to represent yourself during the court proceedings, please follow the instructions contained in each packet of forms, very carefully, step-by-step, please print forms one-sided ONLY.

Court Fees
An initial fee is charged by the Clerk of District Court for filing a new case, reopening a closed case, or for appearing and filing a response. In some cases, the Court will waive the fees. An Affidavit of Indigence must be completed and submitted for approval by the District Judge for a waiver of fees. Download the Affidavit of Indigence

Change of Address
 It is your responsibility to keep the mailing address in your case current with the Court. This form is for notification only by a party (Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent) and does not fulfill the requirements of MCA Section 40-4-217 when the filing of a Notice of Intent to Move with a child is necessary. Download the Change of Address Form.

 When Other Forms Are Needed:
 If you are searching for other forms - such as amending your parenting plan, or applying for a temporary restraining order, please visit the Montana Law Library Forms Directory.
 
  

Packet

Name

Description

A Joint Dissolution without Children If you and your spouse agree to jointly file for a divorce, and do not have minor children.
B Joint Dissolution with Children If you and your spouse agree to jointly file for a divorce, and you have minor children
C Dissolution without Children If you are separately filing the divorce petition and do not have minor children.
D Response to Dissolution Without Children If you are responding to a divorce petition filed by your spouse, and do not have minor children
E Dissolution with Children If you are filing the divorce petition and you have minor children
F Response to Dissolution with Children If you are responding to a divorce petition filed by your spouse, and you have minor children.
G Default Packet - Dissolution If you have filed a divorce petition in Packet C or E and your spouse has not responded and you want his/her default entered
H Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan If you are not married to your child(ren)'s co-parent and you want to establish a parenting plan.
I Response to Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan If you are responding to a petition for a parenting plan which was served to you
J Default Packet - Parenting Plan If you have filed a petition for a parenting plan in Packet H and the co-parent has not responded and you want his/her default entered
L Joint Petition for Permanent Parenting Plan If you are not married to your children's co-parent -- and you both agree and what you want for a parenting plan -- and want to have it on record with the Court/