Attorney Fee Awards in Montana Divorce

Under Montana law, after considering the financial resources of both parties, the district court may order one party to pay the other party’s reasonable attorney fees for maintaining and defending dissolution, custody, and child support proceedings.

The Supreme Court of Montana has set forth three factors to consider in awarding attorney fees: necessity, they must be reasonable, and they must be based on competent evidence. 

Attorney’s fees in divorce cases are often costly and an award of attorney’s fees in your case may lessen the total amount of attorney’s fees you must personally pay.  For more information, contact a Matrium Law Group attorney at (406) 552-7814 or at  

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