What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Montana?

In Montana, divorce proceedings are heard in district court. (Montana Code Annotated Title 40, Chapter 4, Section 104) Either the petitioner or the respondent must be Montana resident for at least 90 days prior to filing the action. (Montana Code Annotated Title 25, Chapter 2, Section 118 and Title 40, Chapter 4, Section 104)

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