Divorce is never an easy process. Rather than take advice from friends and family about your legal rights, consult us. We have reliable, trustworthy lawyers who understand Montana divorce law and its process.
There are many issues that need to be taken into account to make the process go quickly and smoothly, so you and your children, if any, can move on with life. We strive to keep fees and costs down and your emotions in check. The emotional and financial aspect of your divorce is dependent on you, your spouse, and your spouse’s attorney. We show you how to safeguard your assets without wasting the marital estate on unnecessary legal expenses. You will always be in a position to make informed decisions.
The main issues in a divorce are dividing your assets and debts and reaching an agreement regarding a parenting plan that is in the best interest of your children. Montana divorce law makes sure children involved have a happy and stable future and that each spouse enjoys the quality of life established during the marriage for some time into the future.
We are here to assist you during the pendency of your divorce. We have experience handling complex property litigation and settlement issues involving:
- Business valuations
- Protecting business interests
- Preserving investments
- Preserving inheritance and gifts
- Uncovering hidden assets
- Pension, annuities, retirement accounts, 401K, FLOs, QDROs
- House, real estate valuation, timeshares
- Finance, tax and debt issues inherent in divorces
- Settlements and litigation involving premarital agreements
- Child and spousal support, and maintenance a/k/a alimony
We work with skilled professionals who enable us to maintain our reputation for well-prepared, clear presentation of facts. When necessary for you to make an informed decision, we work side by side with experts to determine the true value of all assets that may be subject to equitable distribution. We also have a network of appraisers. We have experts that can liquidate assets if necessary.
According to law, until a property division is finalized by a divorce decree or decree of legal separation, all property is still considered “marital property.” Marital property includes:
- Homes and other real estate
- Stocks, bonds, and other investments
- Retirement funds and pension plans
- Fine art, vehicles, and other tangible goods
- Inherited and gifted property
Each spouse owes the other the duty not to dispose of, hypothecate, encumber or otherwise transfer value of marital property. Each spouse is required to disclose all assets and liabilities, regardless of whether the spouse considers it to be separate property. We have methods to ensure that your spouse is not concealing or otherwise disposing of assets. If a spouse conceals an asset, the other spouse is entitled to that asset according to Montana law. Likewise, concealment of a debt prohibits the concealing spouse from holding the other spouse liable for the debt.
If you need a divorce attorney or are unsatisfied with your current attorney, feel free to contact us now.