Parenting Plans

Child custody disputes are some of the most complex and sensitive legal issues a person can face. This is why it is important to work with a firm that has experience in handling family law issues. At Orr McDonnell Law, PLLC we are advocates for fathers, mothers, and children in parenting disputes. We can help you understand Montana child custody laws and how they apply to your situation.

In Montana, the courts primarily base their determinations on the “best interest of the child” standard. When working toward establishing a parenting plan, respond to, or propose a motion to move or change of circumstances, we endeavor to help our clients keep in mind that their child’s best interests outweigh the interests of either parent. In doing so, this can help reduce conflict and help disputing parents find common ground.

The attorneys at Orr McDonnell Law, PLLC have broad experience helping parents reach agreements in custody cases, either during a divorce or in a situation when unmarried parents separate. We are skilled at negotiating and utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration when appropriate. Though it is our preference for the health and well-being of all involved to minimize conflict, we are always prepared to aggressively litigate if the other party refuses to be reasonable.