Montana Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Montana
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Montana. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Montana online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Montana are as follows:

  • One of the parties, at the time the dissolution of marriage is filed, must be a resident of this state, or is stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and that the domicile or military presence has been maintained for 90 days preceding the filing of the action

  • (Montana Code - Section 25 - Titles: 2-118 and Section 40 - Titles: 4-104)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Montana:

  • No Fault:
    • The marriage is irretrievably broken; or
    • Living separate and apart for a period of more than 180 days; or
    • Serious marital discord that adversely affects the attitude of one or both of the parties towards the marriage

    (Montana Code - Section 40 - Titles: 4-104)

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