The Montana Legislature has allowed that you may obtain a summary dissolution of marriage if you meet ALL of the following:

  1. One of the parties has lived in Montana 90 days preceding the filing of the action;
  2. The parties’ marriage is irretrievably broken and both parties desire that the court dissolve the marriage.
  3. The conciliation provisions of Montana law do not apply;
  4. The wife is not pregnant;
  5. There are no children or the parties have executed an agreed‑upon parenting plan and the child support and medical support have been determined by judicial or administrative order for all children;
  6. Neither party has any interest in real property.
  7. There are no unpaid, unsecured debts in excess of $8,000 incurred by either or both of the parties after the date of their marriage;
  8. The total fair market value of assets, excluding secured debts, is less than $25,000.
  9. The parties have executed an agreement setting forth the division of assets and the assumption of debts and have executed any documents, title certificates, bills of sale, or other evidence of transfer necessary to effectuate the agreement have been signed.
  10. The parties waive any right to maintenance.
  11. The parties irrevocably waive their respective rights to appeal and their rights to move for a new trial on the dissolution.
  12. The parties have read and state that they understand the contents of the summary dissolution brochure.

If you meet the foregoing requirements AND wish to appear before the court for your own for a dissolution of marriage, you can obtain further information from the Clerk of the District Court located at 920 South Main St., in Kalispell, Montana.

If you prefer the security and confidence that follows legal advice and counsel, you can consider Flat Fee Dissolutions, or seek legal counsel from an attorney of your choice.   

REMEMBER, laws change.  Decisions are rendered that affect the interpretation of law. At we suggest that you seek legal advice and counsel whenever you have a legal question or concern.

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