FAMILY & Custody

Your Family Matters To Us as Much as It Does to You

There are a wide range of cases that fall under family law, and Dodd Law Firm, P.C. can help with them all.
These practice areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Divorce & Legal Separation

Divorce involves the division of property and debt, the establishment of parenting time, and the setup of separate households.  Legal separation, on the other hand, is an option for when the marital relationship has the potential to be mended in the future. To learn more about divorce and/or legal separation, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Parenting Plans

In the wake of a divorce or separation of a married couple with children, it is important to formulate a parenting plan.  While the court always prioritizes the best interests of the children, it considers a number of factors when deciding how much parenting time each parent receives.  To learn more about parenting plans, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Child Support

Montana child support laws are designed to ensure each spouse’s contribution is accurate and appropriate.  We make sure those laws are followed and our client’s contribution fits the facts of the case. To learn more about child support, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Spousal Support

An award of spousal support following a divorce and/or separation is dependent upon a number of factors such as the length of the marriage, contributions to the marital relationship, any prior legal agreements (e.g. a prenuptial agreement), employment or the ability to be employed, each party’s lifestyle during the marriage, and the financial ability of each/either spouse to contribute to spousal support.  To learn more about spousal support, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Asset Division

Montana courts are given the task to equitably divide assets and debts when a couple gets divorced. Our job is to ensure that you are treated fairly during this process and get all the assets to which you are entitled. To learn more about asset division, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Guardianships & Conservatorships

What is the difference between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship?  We have the answer:

  • A Guardianship is the appointment of a legal guardian to care for and make personal decisions related to the healthcare, safety, living situation, and emotional needs of another.
  • A Conservatorship is the appointment of a legal conservator to make decisions regarding the finances and/or property belonging to another who can no longer make such decisions.

To learn more about guardianships and conservatorships, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Settlement & Mediation

Settlement conferences and mediations are alternative methods of dispute resolution.  These methods are almost always shorter and less expensive than traditional litigative processes.  To learn more about settlement and mediation, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.


Appeals may be employed when a client feels that a final judgement, order, or decree was not fair and does not reflect the facts of his/her case.  It is important to note that appeals are governed by very strict rules.  To learn more about appeals, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Common Law Marriage

The state of Montana recognizes common law marriage and affords it the same rights and obligations as those married in a traditional fashion.  If you believe you are in a common law marriage and/or choose to end a common law marriage, it is important that you receive appropriate legal assistance to understand your rights and duties.  To learn more about common law marriage, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

The state of Montana recognizes both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  When drafting or challenging these legally binding contracts, make sure you understand all the legal issues that can arise.  To learn more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

A New Beginning For You And Yours

Observably, this area of legal practice is quite extensive as well as involved.  That being said, you need a legal team with the knowledge and background to thoroughly educate you in whichever of the above-listed applies to you and your family.  Dodd Law Firm, P.C. is that team.  Here, we work hard to highlight the fact that many family law cases can result in a new beginning for you, your spouse, and your children.  Even divorce, as stressful as that litigative process is, can equate to the restoration of your happiness and personal growth.

If children are involved in your family’s legal situation, our team will fight to ensure your kids are put in a position which promises they will thrive and maintain a healthy relationship with all family members.

No matter which facet of family law you are working to navigate, you can be sure of one thing…Dodd Law Firm, P.C. is the right choice when you need an attorney.  We treat every individual client with maximum sympathy, and prepare your case strategy in a customized fashion.  Your family’s and your best interests are something we keep at heart through the entire legal process.  You can rest assured that with Dodd Law Firm, P.C. you will never face a moment’s discontent.  Here, family comes first.

When blood stops being thicker than water, you can count on us to help.