The dissolution of a marriage in Montana requires a showing of the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. The process requires the allocation of property of the married couple, the fair division of debts, the planning for the shared parenting of minor children, including their support, and the restoration of persons to the status of single persons.

In Montana a dissolution of marriage is an uncontested jurisdiction. That is that marriage will end if one of the parties to the marriage request it. The conduct, or rather, the misconduct, of a party to a marriage is not necessary. The court, however, must make the finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that there is no prospect of reconciliation.

More focused examination of the issues in a dissolution of marriage are as follows:

  • Property division
  • Parenting
  • Child Support
  • Debt Division
  • Retirement
  • Social Security

In limited situations, persons may seek the Summary Dissolution of Marriage. At , however, we suggest that you seek legal advice and counsel of a licensed attorney if you wish to seek, or are considering a dissolution of your marriage (divorce).

A dissolution of marriage which is not contested can be often be accomplished in a short amount of time and at a modest price. See, Uncontested Divorce.

You may wish to visit our FAQ’s on the dissolution of marriage.


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