Step-Parent Adoption - Packet Q
The following forms are available in either Microsoft Word or Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). The default format will be in Portable Document Format so if you want the Word format you will have to click on the Microsoft Word icon in the far right column.
The Microsoft Word documents can be saved to your hard drive and can allow you to fill out the questions on your computer rather than printing it out and handwriting all your information.
Please read the documents in the first table because these will help you throughout the process and it will help keep your documentation organized. There are some links to web pages within the tables but this will be indicated by the words "link to web page" following the links.
|Instructions - Detailed instructions to help you through the process|
|Worksheet - A check-off sheet to help keep you organized|
|Sensitive Data Form - For confidential information|
|What to Expect - An overview of Divorce and Custody in Montana|
|Download the entire Packet Q in Portable Document Format||--|
|Form 275||Affidavit of Inability to Pay|
|Form 276||Petition for Step Parent Adoption|
|Form 277||Parent's Consent to Step-Parent Adoption|
|Form 278||Parent's Consent to Step-Parent Adoption & Relinquishment of Parental Rights|
|Form 279||Child's Consent to Step-Parent Adoption (if child is 12 years or older)|
|Form 280||Request for Hearing on Petition for Step-Parent Adoption & Order Setting Hearing|
|Form 281||Step-Parent Adoption Decree|
|Form 282||Vital Statistics Reporting Form|
|Form 283||Notice to CSED to Terminate Child Support Obligation|
Documents are not legal advice. These documents are adaptations of the documents distributed by the Montana Supreme Court Commission on Self-Represented Litigants and have been approved by the Judges of the 4th Judicial District. These documents do not constitute legal advice, and no information contained in these documents can be relied upon to replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed to practice in Montana.