Montana divorce - Legal Separation.
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is the only ground for legal separation. One of the spouses must be a resident of Montana of 90 days immediately prior to filing for legal separation. ... More details
Montana divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court may require the parents to participate in mediation to resolve disputes that arise with regard to custody, if there are minor children, or if one spouse denies that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This may delay the proceedings for 30 ... More details
Montana divorce - Property Distribution.
Montana is an "equitable distribution" state. All of the spouse's property, including any held prior to the marriage and any gifts and inheritances, is divided by the court, without regard to marital misconduct, based on consideration of th ... More details
Montana divorce - Residency Requirements.
Either spouse must have been a resident of Montana for 90 days before filing, in order to file for divorce in Montana. ... More details
Montana divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may restore her maiden name. ... More details
Montana divorce - Spouse’s name.
Upon the wife's request, her former or maiden name will be restored. [Montana Code Annotated; Section 40, Title 4-108]. ... More details
Montana divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. ... More details
Montana divorce - Where to file for divorce.
A petition for divorce is filed in the county where the petitioner has been a resident for at least 90 days. ... More details
Most adults have married only once.
In 1996, 69 percent of men and 76 percent of women age 15 and over had been married at least once - 54 percent of men and 60 percent of women had married once, 13 percent of men and women had married twice, and 3 percent had married three or more tim ... More details
Most people who had ever divorced are currently married.
In 1996, 20 percent of men and 22 percent of women age 15 and over had ever been divorced. Less than half were still divorced (8 percent of men and 10 percent of women). The percent ever divorced was highest among men 40 to 59 years old (35 percent) ... More details
Must a marital settlement agreement be in writing?
A marital settlement agreement must be in writing. ... More details
Must I go to court?
If your divorce is uncontested and if a marital settlement agreement is filed, then in most cases, no. In that case, all of the legal documents can be filed with the court, and the judgment can be sent to you. The court could request a formal or info ... More details
My spouse and I no longer get along. Do we need specific grounds to get divorce?
No. Courts used to require that a marital wrong (like adultery or physical or mental cruelty) must have occurred before granting a divorce. Now, courts in all states permit no fault divorces. In a no fault divorce, a spouse only has to show the marri ... More details
Nearly 9-in-10 People May Marry, But Half of First Marriages May End in Divorce, Census Bureau Says, 2002.
Nearly 9-in-10 people are expected to marry sometime in their lives, but about half of first marriages may end in divorce, according to a report released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau. Among people who divorced from their first spo ... More details
Nearly half of all marriages end in Divorce.
Greater than 40% of marriages end in divorce. ... More details
Nebraska divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be ordered to pay reasonable spousal support, without regard to marital fault, based on a consideration of the following factors:
(1) the circumstances of both spouses; (2) the duration of the marriage; (3) the contribu ... More details
Nebraska divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody of children is determined according to the best interests of the child and based on a consideration of the following factors:
(1) the general health, welfare, and social behavior of the child; (2) the preference of ... More details
Nebraska divorce - Child support.
The amount of child support is determined based on a consideration of the earning capacity of each parent. There are official Supreme Court child support guidelines, which should be available from the clerk of the court. [Revised Statutes of Nebraska ... More details
Nebraska divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
If both spouses file jointly, each spouse should be titled as “co-petitioner.” Settlement agreements are authorized by law. ... More details
Nebraska divorce - Grounds for Nebraska Divorce.
The only no-fault or fault-based ground for divorce in Nebraska is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. ... More details