Letting you focus on what lies ahead.

We remain open during COVID-19 Shutdown

Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:30 - 4:00

Tel. 406.325.7100

Em.  meri@forwardlegal406.com

availability may be sporadic

Simple, Online, Minimal Contact Dissolution Services

At Forward Legal we are prepared to handle your uncontested dissolution quickly, simply, with minimal hassle.  With many families deciding to rip off the bandaid and accomplish their dissolution, we have developed a straightforward and simple process to get you there in a matter of days.  All stages up until signing can be handled online- walk away with a fully drafted legal packet ready to send to the courthouse for approval. To review your options, based on level of conflict, click here, or contact Meri for a free brief screening.

Licensed Attorney practicing Family Law and Mediation in Missoula, Montana

About Meri


With sixteen years of experience in crisis management Meri provides the calm,  clarity and focus you need when your world feels on edge.  Meri is ready and capable of handling your legal and family disputes with a clear focus on resolving issues and moving forward, letting you focus on what really matters, rather than being trapped in the past.  Meri's unique skill set and presence will help you choose your battles and reach a resolution you can feel good about.  Meri has a B.A. in Psychology from Lawrence University and J.D. with honors from the University of Montana in 2011.



Forward Legal concentrates on family law with an emphasis on resolution over needless litigation. We provide primarily:

  • Settlement conferences

  • Mediation

  • Collaborative divorce

  • Legal advice on self-help forms

When you and your spouse are ready to work together, even if you don't agree on everything, we will help assure you can accomplish a divorce without going to court. But when you're stuck in a cycle of high conflict, Meri is ready to help, with  high conflict settlement conferences, drafting strict parenting plans, and litigation.  


When you may need a divorce but are not sure where to start:

Contact Meri, on your own or together with your spouse, for a free screening to decide on the best route for you.


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Missoula, MT 59802



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