Tal Goldin is President of the Western Montana Bar Association, a graduate of the... more
Tal Goldin is President of the Western Montana Bar Association, a graduate of the University of Montana School of Law and an attorney practicing with Wells & McKittrick, P.C. in Missoula, Montana. Tal has a general civil practice with specific focus in family law, real estate, and small-business matters. Tal was selected as a lifetime member of the Order of Barristers for his excellence in... view profile
I am Montana born and raised. I have been practicing law for 23 years, and spent... more
I am Montana born and raised. I have been practicing law for 23 years, and spent time in the banking industry prior to returning to law school. My practice is limited to family law, and engaging in alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration and settlement conferences). My settlement rate exceeds 93% on an annual basis. I am active in the Missoula community, and have served on... view profile
David was born and raised in Deer Lodge, Montana, and graduated from Powell County... more
David was born and raised in Deer Lodge, Montana, and graduated from Powell County High School. He received a bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Montana, where he was an active member of the Davidson Honors College and the University of Montana Advocates. After completing his undergraduate education, David attended law school at the University of Montana. While... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.