On this page, you’ll find listings for attorneys who handle all aspects of domestic abuse and domestic violence cases. Some of the firms represent victims of domestic violence, while others defend the rights of those who have been accused of domestic abuse or other related crimes. To find the lawyer who can best help with your situation, review the law firms’ profiles, visit their websites, and then contact them to confirm that you feel comfortable working with them on your domestic violence case.
Domestic violence can include many types of abuse including spousal abuse, family abuse, and dating abuse. Domestic violence can also include emotional abuse as well as physical abuse.
Attorneys who assist domestic abuse victims can help you seek a restraining order (sometimes called a protection order, protective order, or order for protection) to keep your abuser away from you. They will also help you understand your legal options and provide insight into how domestic violence issues can affect issues such as child custody and child support.
Defending The Accused
If you are facing domestic violence charges (or similar criminal charges), you need to get a criminal defense lawyer who understands domestic violence laws in Montana on your side immediately. In addition to potential jail time, the possible outcomes for not addressing these allegations quickly could affect the rest of your life.
How Do I Choose A Domestic Violence Lawyer?
Consider the following when seeking legal services and determining which attorney you plan to hire for your legal matter:
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- Does the attorney offer free consultations, or does the initial consult cost money? How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?