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Family Law

Are you facing Divorce, Child Custody/Parenting Plan Proceedings, Child Support. If you are, you may be facing some of the most difficult times of your life.
For divorced couples or single parents, the most important question will be your children. You need a parenting plan that is in your children’s best interests. As parenting time is taken into consideration in child support determinations, obtaining a parenting plan that in your children’s best interests taking into the relevant factors is of primary importance. Do you need temporary child support? Will you need temporary maintenance? What discovery do you need? What documents do you need produced? All are important questions you need answers to.
Then there is the property division. Montana is an “equitable” division state – but what does that mean in the real world. What property will the Court divide? Is inherited property excluded from equitable distribution? Is the property you brought to the marriage excluded from equitable distribution? Will you get “your property” and the other person get “their property”? The answer is complicated. The Montana Supreme Court has held that all property and all debts owned by the parties at the time the divorce are filed are considered “marital property.” That means all property and debts are subject to division and distribution by the Court. The longer the marriage, the more equal the likely equitable division. Then there is the issue of maintenance. While property distribution sufficient to provide for maintenance is preferred, you may still need maintenance. Another question is whether one of the parties needlessly dissipated assets of the marital estate. If they did, what share of the marital estate should they receive?
The bottom line is that you will be facing these questions involving the welfare of your children and tens of thousand if not hundreds of thousands of dollars under the emotional stress of a divorce. Some liken divorce to the emotional impact of losing a loved one. This not the time to go it alone. If you would like counsel, call for a free consultation. Klinkhammer Law Offices maintains access to the “Lexis Advance” research library to help research legal precedent on specific fact issues you may have. Klinkhammer Law Offices services also includes a Montana Child Support Program that it can provide accurate child support computations based on the parties income, time with the children, and other relevant factors. We hope you call for your free consultation and look forward to serving you.