Over Three Decades Of Resolving Family Law Issues In Montana

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How are IRAs divided in a divorce

Montana couples who are thinking of getting a divorce likely have a lot of questions running through their minds. As you think about splitting up your marital assets, your IRA account may be an issue that sparks your interest. Dividing this type of account isn't as...

How are high-valued assets split in a divorce?

In most divorces in Montana, marital property isn't divided 50/50 like some other states because Montana isn't a community property state. The equitable distribution policy is used by judges to determine how much each spouse contributed to the marriage. It's likely...

Special considerations with gray divorces

More people over the age of 50 in Montana and other parts of the country are initiating steps to end marital unions. Experts often refer to divorces that involve people in the advanced stages of their lives as "gray divorces." And while no divorce is easy for the...

Overview of the impact of divorce on children

Montana divorce law standardizes the best interests of the child when it comes to making decisions regarding child custody and parenting time. Despite the legal focus on the best interests of a child, the divorce process itself can have a negative impact on the lives...

Is staying together for the kids a good idea?

Many parents in Montana fear that divorce will cause irreparable damage to their kids. Some couples decide to stay together for the sake of their kids even while remaining in an unhappy marriage. While every family dynamic is different, in some cases, staying together...

How to divide retirement accounts in a divorce

As many as 50% of couples in Montana and across the United States will end their marriages. In many cases, retirement assets, such as 401(k) and IRA accounts, will need to be divided in a final divorce settlement. It is important to understand how to divide these...