Family Law

Effective, Healthy Solutions To Your Family Law Dispute

Family legal conflicts are delicate and complicated matters with long-term effects on your standard of living, relationships with your children, and ultimately, your happiness. At Terrazas Henkel, P.C., we understand this and work hard to create the best results possible for you in your family’s legal matters.

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 daycare expenses.
  • Adoption. We facilitate private adoptions and assist stepparents, grandparents, relatives, and others with interest in the welfare of a child to complete the process of adoption.

Providing Trusted Counsel and Valuable Advocacy

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 you, and we are not afraid to take on difficult cases. Our goal is to resolve your case, not keep you in court for months, wasting time and money.


We help clients complete uncontested, contested, and complex divorces.

Child custody/child support

We protect mothers’ and fathers’ rights to custody and visitation.


We facilitate private adoptions and assist stepparents, relatives, and others.

Get Honest, Straightforward Family Law Representation

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