Premarital, Gifted & Inherited Property

Many people believe that premarital, gifted and inherited property is not subject to division during a divorce.  However, Montana law is not that simple.  If parties cannot agree how to divide their property during their divorce, the court decides who keeps what. In a divorce, the court must “equitably divide” all property belonging to either or both parties, however and …

Divorce: A General Overview in Gallatin County

The first document that is filed in almost any dissolution case is the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  The person who files the Petition is referred to as the Petitioner.  The Petition, along with the Summons and a temporary economic restraining order, must be formally served on the other party, referred to as the Respondent.  The Respondent then has 21 …

Wellness During a Divorce

By Guest-Writer Kathleen Rock, JD, MS, LCPC Divorce is one of life’s major stressors, even when one or both parties feel it is for the best.  It is additionally stressful if it is something you did not want.  It is essential for divorcing parties to take care of themselves during this time.  If children are involved, the parents must take …