Helping Clients Find Effective, Healthy Solutions To Their Family Law Disputes

Family legal conflicts are delicate and complicated matters that can affect your life for decades. Decisions you make now can impact your standard of living, relationships with your children, and ultimately, your happiness.

At Terrazas Clark Henkel, P.C., based in Missoula, we work hard to create the best results possible for our clients in their family law and related legal matters. We do not simply walk into the courtroom with guns blazing. We meet with our clients, listen to their stories and consider their circumstances. We consult with our clients to determine the best course of action based on their needs.

We Use Litigation, Negotiation, And Everything In Between

For some clients, litigation may be the only way to obtain the results they need. For many more clients — especially those who are looking to save money, time and emotional energy — a negotiated outcome could provide the best results.

Regardless of the nature of your family law need, our lawyers will provide you with sound legal representation. Areas of our practice include:

  • Divorce. We help clients complete uncontested, contested and complex divorces from their spouses and resolve all important legal issues related to a marital breakup using the tools of negotiation, mediation and litigation. We can negotiate or litigate property division, spousal maintenance (spousal support/alimony), and both post-divorce modifications of orders and enforcement of orders.
  • Child custody/child support. We protect mothers' and fathers' rights to custody and visitation in court and settlements (now known as "parenting time" and "parental contact", respectively), while meeting the best interests of children. We also ensure that child support is calculated accurately and administered fairly based on the parents' net incomes, amount of parenting time, as well as health insurance and day care expenses.
  • Adoption. We facilitate private adoptions and assist stepparents, grandparents, relatives and others with an interest in the welfare of a child to complete the process of adoption.

Providing Trusted Counsel And Invaluable Advocacy

An experienced family lawyer can be an invaluable advocate in complicated family issues that have a legal dimension. Our attorneys have decades of experience in guiding clients to satisfying resolutions, whether in court, through negotiations, and after mediation.

We are committed to full honesty with our clients and potential clients. We are not afraid to take on difficult cases, and we are not afraid to speak the truth. Retain our services, and we will provide you with honest and effective counsel designed to realize your goals.

To discuss your concerns and options with an experienced Missoula family law attorney, contact Terrazas Clark Henkel, P.C. at 406-541-2550 . We represent clients throughout western Montana.