Is Montana an equitable distribution state?

Is Montana an equitable distribution state?

Montana is an equitable distribution state. Equitable distribution means that the marital property will be split between spouses in a way that is equitable, or fair. It is only where you could not reach a compromise with your spouse that the court will step in and divide your property for you.

Is Montana a common law state?

filing for divorce online

Common Law Marriage, meaning a marriage formed without a license and solemnization, is recognized in the State of Montana.

Which states are community property states?

The states having community property are Louisiana, Arizona, California, Texas, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Community property states follow the rule that all assets acquired during the marriage are considered "community property."

What are the divorce laws in Montana?

Montana has a "no fault" divorce law. To grant a divorce, the court must determine that: a) the couple has lived separately and apart for more than 180 consecutive days before the petition for divorce is filed; or b) there is serious marital discord between the parties and no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.