Want to File for a Montana Divorce Without an Attorney? Use the Montana Courts Website!Marybeth Sampsel
As I mentioned in my previous post (read it here), I will be reminding my readers about the variety of FREE legal resources available for unrepresented litigants involved in a Montana Divorce or Montana Parenting/Child Custody case.
This article is dedicated to a the Forms Library on the Montana Courts website. The forms library is a service provided by the State Law Library of Montana. Aside from forms for Montana Divorces or Montana Child Custody cases, the State Law Library Forms Library includes forms for a wide variety of legal topics: civil actions, estate planning, evictions, small claims, etc.
In addition to fill-in-the-blank forms, the Law Library provides practical information about how to file for divorce – how many copies of documents to make, where to file them, etc. Because they are drafted by the folks at the State Law Library (and not some fly-by-night internet scam), you can be sure they are up to date and that they will be accepted by all Montana District Courts as forms appropriate for filing.
Best of all, anyone can access the State Law Library Forms Library. You do not have to financially qualify to use this fantastic service.
Now that I have waxed poetic about the amazing resource the Forms Library provides, I must give you a warning. Remember that the information found at the Forms Library is NOT legal advice. The forms are fantastic, but are truly designed for fairly basic, uncontested cases. If your case is complex, you really should see an attorney to ensure that things are being done correctly and legally.