Integrity, Honesty & Efficiency.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. This may not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of lawyers, but work with us, and it will be. Sharp practice and unscrupulous deeds may yield a brief advantage from time to time, but knowledge, skill, and a tenacious approach to solving our clients’ problems are the time tested true method of creating the real advantage. Family law is unique in the field of law in that it is often our job to help people create a plan for their future; whether we are determining a property settlement, a parenting plan, or a last will and testament. Basing our work on the real, honest facts and circumstances of our client allows us to effectively advocate for our clients. It also gives us the advantage of being able to help fact-finders, like the Court, know what we need from them, and why, and to trust that the work we have done is thorough and complete. We do things well, we do them with integrity, we get results.
At P. Mars Scott Law Offices, we recognize the immense honor it is to be allowed to intervene in our client’s lives, to give them advice, and to help them make the best plan for their future. We build all of our attorney-client relationships on honesty. We are upfront with our clients about the prospects for their case, and their goals, and the potential cost of legal action. We are honest with our adversaries, and we demand honesty in return. Family law is not a “win or lose” proposition. It is virtually impossible for a person to “win” the entirety of a property division, or parenting matter. Instead, it is our job to assist our clients in determining what the best outcome is likely to be, and to pursue that result. Through our years of experience, we have learned that it rarely benefits anyone to hide the truth, but rather that our clients are better off when we are able to address real issues upfront, and to develop workable plans to get everyone through whatever obstacles stand in their way. Creating a relationship with our clients based on honesty and trust allows us to do our jobs well, and to get the results we seek.
Let us show you how our efficiency results in cost savings to you! At P. Mars Scott Law Offices, we utilize a unique internal model. We assign each case in our office to at least one attorney, at least one paralegal, and possibly additional staff such as our psychological and parenting consultant or an associate attorney. This model allows us to keep client costs to a minimum, by having a staff member perform tasks which are most suited to them, at lower billable rates than the attorney’s charge. This model has the advantage of giving our clients a team of people who are all working together to determine the best outcome for a case.
Our staff is dedicated to supporting the Missoula community by serving as board members for non-profit organizations, involvement with the state and local bar associations, and our numerous monetary contributions to community projects, charities, and schools.