Montana 2011 Legislative Session Update – Bill Requiring Counseling in Montana DivorceMarybeth Sampsel
House Bill 438, which would have required parties with minor children undergo counseling before they can divorce, appears to be dead. After being revised in Committee and read for a second time, the bill failed 40 votes to 60 votes on February 19, 2011. A few days prior, the bill made it out of the House Judiciary Committee with a vote of 13 – 7. If it had passed, the bill would have required all parties with minor children to undergo counseling before the court could dissolve their marriage.
Read the full history of the bill, along with the most recent draft here.