When a couple is filing for divorce, it is often possible for them to reach an agreement on parenting plans, distribution of assets and debts, and other related matters, without having to resort to settling the issues through a trial process in court. In these instances what you need is someone who has experience dealing with family law matters who will facilitate an open and honest discussion by the parties.
A Settlement Master does not take sides in a dispute. Instead, they provide their skill and experience to help the parties involved reach a mutually acceptable agreement. At any time, should the parties reach an agreement, the Settlement Master notifies the court. In the event no agreement is reached, the Settlement Master would notify the court as well, and recommend the matter proceed to trial if it is evident there is no chance of a resolution.
At Bransby Law Firm, P.C. we bring our experience to the table to help couples reach an agreement without having to go to trial. We often find this process produces better results because both parties have participated in reaching an agreement that is mutually acceptable. If you are facing divorce in the Missoula or Bitterroot Valley area we will be happy to serve as a Settlement Master either at our office located in Stevensville or at another location acceptable to both parties.