Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Big Sky Country.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Montana. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: SB 118 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications.
Status: Approved on May 4, 2017; Effective October 1, 2017
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
- In 2009, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that physicians may assist patients in ending their lives by prescribing lethal medications to be self-administered by the patient.
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- Montana has no estate tax or inheritance tax
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.