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If you had a judgment, you must file a Satisfaction of Judgment. If you settled before you received a judgment, you must file a Notice of Dismissal with prejudice. The original of these documents must be filed with the court, and you must send a copy to the other party by mail.
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120 days. Upon expiration, you may file a new extension.
If you win your case, your court costs will be included in the judgment.
There is a $30 appearance fee per defendant required upon filing your first document in a case.
A written response to a counterclaim must be filed to prevent a default judgment on the counterclaim.
Judgments are valid for 10 years from the date of issue. If at the end of 10 years there is still a balance owing, you may file a new complaint about the balance.
No. There are no court-appointed attorneys in civil actions. If you qualify, you can contact Montana Legal Services by calling the helpline at 800-666-6899.
The court will set the matter for trial. Parties will be notified of the date by mail. All parties are responsible for keeping the court informed of their up-to-date contact information.