general civil practice | Family Law
I am a Bozeman Divorce attorney
I have a family law practice, because family law matters are enormously important to my clients. I work determinedly to help my clients through their cases. If I represent you in a family law matter, you will talk, correspond, and meet with me, not an office assistant, secretary, or paralegal.
After I opened my practice in Bozeman in 2008, I began to represent some of my clients who then were going through divorces, because they asked me to help them and I saw that their cases were tremendously important to them. I have never had a family law client who did not care deeply about what happened to his or her children, about where the children lived, about who had custody of them, about where they went to school, and about the financial arrangements for them. I have never had a family law client who did not care about getting a fair and equitable distribution of property (and debt) from his or her marital estate.
Owing to the substantial cost, time and stress that can accompany family law cases, my clients generally prefer negotiated resolutions to trial.
I have helped family law clients going through divorce in cases that have ranged from divorces in which there was full agreement about the custody of children and the distribution of property and debt to complex cases in which large ranches, substantial family businesses, and other substantial assets were hotly disputed. In the latter cases my litigation experience, earned litigating insurance, pipeline spills, real estate, and business cases, has benefitted my family law clients.
I help my clients with family law issues including
- Child custody
- Property division
- Family businesses
- Spousal support (alimony in some states)
- Drafting and amending parenting plans
- Enforcing property settlement agreements
- Enforcing parenting plans
- Child support
- Drafting prenuptial agreements
- Enforcing prenuptial agreements