(1) A petition for costs, expenses, or attorney fees must include the name of the person from whom costs and expenses are sought and the following must be submitted in support of the petition:

(a) an affidavit setting forth in detail all costs and expenses including attorney fees reasonably incurred for or in connection with, the person's participation in the proceedings;

(b) receipts or other evidence of such costs and expenses; and

(c) where attorney fees are claimed, evidence concerning the hours expended on the case, the customary commercial rate of payment for such services in the area, and the experience, reputation and ability of the individual or individuals performing the services.

(2) Any person served with a copy of the petition shall have 30 days from service of the petition within which to file an answer to such petition.

History: 82-4-204, 82-4-205, MCA; IMP, 82-4-251, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 2875, Eff. 10/31/80; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 3042.