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CONSIDERING GETTING A DIVORCE IN MONTANA?

An uncontested divorce in Montana can be final in as few as twenty days. Contested actions always take much longer. As long as you and your spouse are in agreement and will both work together in negotiating a fair divorce settlement, it is very common to not hire a lawyer to file for your divorce, you can file Pro Se (on your own behalf). If there is a breakdown in communication between the spouses, or both you and your spouse simply cannot agree to a fair settlement, it is best to seek the advice of a lawyer in your area.

Advantages of Doing Your Own Divorce in Montana

Filing a Pro Se divorce means you are representing yourself in your own divorce case, without an attorney. If you represent yourself, you are still required to follow the same filing procedures and rules of court that a lawyer is expected to; except you are responsible for completing and filing the required divorce paperwork with the Clerk at the court on your own.

There are many great resources to avail yourself information about the legal aspects of divorce, a little information is dangerous but as long as you and your spouse can come to an agreement and negotiate a fair settlement, there is no reason you shouldn't consider filing Pro Se. If you are not able to keep your emotional state out of the divorce negotiations, either you or your spouse get angry and stop communicating, you may want to hire a divorce attorney. You should only consider filing yourself if you and your spouse have a truly uncontested MT divorce situation

1. Cost. In Montana, a contested divorce could cost in excess of $12,000 with close to $10,000 being made up of legal fees. By going Pro Se for a divorce you avoid the cost of a divorce attorney. Some attorneys charge as much as $200 for their hourly fee for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce with legal representation can cost $1,500 to $2,000. The filing fee in Montana can range from $225 to $250, depending upon the county. With the cost of a document preparation service such as 3StepDivorce.comTM, you will add $299 for a total of your divorce of $524 to $549. That still a savings of at least half or more if you file Pro Se.

2. Control. When both parties agree on all issues, they file for divorce as co-petitioners rather than as petitioner and respondent. They would then file an agreement detailing the terms of their settlement. Couples who negotiate their own settlement have much more control over the divorce than if a lawyer is setting out negotiations or the settlement is left up to a judge. You know your situation best, so your mutual settlement and filing on a timeline that works for you puts you in control of your own divorce.

Montana is a no-fault only state, but that does not mean that both of you agree that the marriage is broken. A judge may postpone the divorce for 30 to 60 days and suggest marriage counseling if one spouse does not agree that the marriage is broken. The court then holds a conciliation conference and decides whether the marriage is broken. During this time, the court can seek evidence to make a ruling on whether the grounds stand.

3. Ease. The couple can negotiate the marital properly and divide it easily among themselves. Once the property is divided, the settlement is written and paperwork signed. The uncontested, pro se divorce is easy and often finalized in 30 to 90 days depending on the caseload of the court. A divorce may be finalized twenty days after the other spouse is served with the divorce papers, but if the court has a heavy caseload, it can take a few weeks longer.

Deciding to Hire a Lawyer for Your Divorce in Montana

A high net worth marital estate may complicate the divorce and may decrease the chances of a friendly resolution. In this instance, your best option would be to contact a lawyer to consult about your rights and responsibilities. A lawyer can help you understand what you might be entitled to, and what you are not, as well as an impartial third person to help keep the divorce from going to a lengthy and often very costly court hearing.

Most people looking for a lawyer begin by asking advice from a friend or someone whose opinion they value, including family members who have had experience with the attorney. Personal referral is probably one of the best ways to find a lawyer. And in the end, most people who hire a lawyer make their decision based on their comfort level and the lawyer's cost.

Another resource is the State Bar of Montana. This Bar Association maintains a website: http://www.montanabar.org, where you seek a Lawyer Referral based on the area of law. You will then see a list of attorneys and can click on their name to find out their contact information. There are approximately 4,100 lawyers who are part of the bar association.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

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Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
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