2019 Montana Code Annotated
Title 40. Family Law
Chapter 3. Reconciliation
Part 1. Montana Conciliation Law
40-3-134. Orders

Universal Citation: MT Code § 40-3-134 (2019)

40-3-134. Orders. (1) The district court shall stay the proceedings for as long as both parties consent to the stay.

(2) The district court shall issue an order adopting any interim agreement reduced to writing by the parties and filed with the district court or make any order regarding the conduct of the spouses, the parenting or support of minor children or spouses, and maintenance of the marital estate as the district court determines necessary and appropriate during the period of the stay.

(3) The parties shall file a status report with the district court not less than every 6 months. If the parties fail to file a status report with the district court for a period of 1 year or more, the district court may dismiss without prejudice the petition for dissolution, legal separation, or annulment.

(4) If either party files a request to dismiss the stay, the district court shall dismiss the stay and proceed with the dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or annulment proceeding.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 350, L. 2019.

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