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Matthew J. Holden

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

  3. Child support
    20%

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills Trusts Probate Advanced Healthcare Directives

  5. Family
    10%
    Divorce Child Custody Modification Child Support Paternity Guardianship/Conservatorship Adoption Protection Orders

SELECTING AN ATTORNEY MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IN YOUR CASE. GIVE HOLDEN LAW A CALL TO DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL ISSUE AND SO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP.

The attorney who has an expert level understanding of the law, excellent at communicating, takes the time to listen, and who will aggressively advocate for their client is truly unique.  If your case is important and you are looking for an attorney who is a balance of them all, you want Matthew J. Holden to advocate on your behalf.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022
Licensed for 12 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 03/17/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Holden Law
590 W. Washington St.
Boise, ID, 83702

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Matthew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Shannon | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confidence and Security in your Attorney.
Matt Holden is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. Matt helped my family navigate an uncomfortable situation and during the process his guidance and suggestions helped me feel confident and safe. Matt explained everything to me in terms that I could easily understand. I highly recommend and will work with this law office again for any legal concern that arises.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt helped me out
Matt did a great job with my case. I appreciated his consultative approach. He had to drive to another county to represent me in court, which I really appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Won Sole Legal Custody!
I hired Matt to help me obtain sole legal custody of my child when my ex-husband proved to be an inadequate provider of her basic needs. In the end, we won, and ever since, my life has been monumentally easier. It was nice to walk out of that courtroom with him knowing it was OVER. What a momentous day! On the actual day of court, Matt showed up professional and confident, which helped me feel the same. What a comfort during such a difficult time. Matt was friendly, clear, and easy to understand in his communication, and helped me to feel secure during the process. The only negative I would share is that sometimes, communication between us was slow, which I imagine is due to a heavy workload. When he did respond though, I was always satisfied with the answer. And, like I stated, we got what we came for: sole legal custody. I am very grateful to Matt!
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Posted by Kevin | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
He was my divorce lawyer and his expertise was instrumental in facilitating a fair separation of assets & custody.
Posted by Agnes | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and skilled
I had a high conflict divorce and having not only a intelligent but also compassionate attorney was such a blessing. The two don't often come as a pair! I was very pleased with my trial outcome. Would absolutely use Matt again- but I hope I don't have to! LOL
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & First Class
I would highly recommend Matt Holden in matters of family law. As a father that has gone thru a divorce you need someone on your side that understands your importance in children's lives and is willing to fight for you. Divorce sucks, but when it happens, and you can't work it out on your own (and please do yourself a favor and try all avenues to do that first, but if you can't.....) you need an attorney like Matt that can help you navigate pitfalls parents often find themselves in. Don't get me wrong, even when you hire a good attorney you still have to do a ton of work writing depositions, responding to inquiries etc. Divorce is bad, toxic divorces are awful (trust me... I know firsthand), and the process is very time consuming. Don't expect your attorney to do everything for you. You are your best advocate - your attorney is your spokesman. But a good attorney is worth the money, and Matt is a good one. Not only did he help get me everything...and I mean EVERYTHING...I wanted in relation to custody of my children, but he also helped me retain more net worth in the divorce than I thought I was entitled to. Matt used a little known Idaho law regarding community property that saved me well over $200k in net worth which easily covered attorney fees. Like I said.....good attorney's are worth it. On top of all of that Matt is very easy to work with. He is easy to relate to, he listens well and it's obvious he really cares about his clients. He'll let you know when you are right and also when you are wrong and how to approach all of those situations. Matt learned from the best divorce attorney in the state of Idaho and one of the best in the country. He is knowledgeable and you won't regret having him as your attorney when you need one. I'm sorry you need a divorce attorney, but do yourself a favor and hire Matt.
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Posted by Steve | December 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
Matt, is an incredible attorney. Very professional and great follow up & follow through.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and responsive
I hired Matt to do some work for me. He was cordial, very knowledgeable, and gave me some great advice. The legal documents he drew up were accurate and filed in a very responsive timeframe.
Posted by Nick | December 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Helpful!
Matt was able to help me with my relatively complicated modification questions. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a great demeanor about him as well! Thanks, Matt!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend, the best attorney I've ever worked with.
He jumped on the ball as soon as I got in for my consultation. He was certainly very personable and cared for mine and my kids' well being. He was very knowledgeable and knew just what to say and do for me. I fought for me and my kids for everything we deserved. He checked up on us weekly and made sure we were getting all that we were supposed to in my divorce/custody case. Even after we won, he still checks up on us and offers advice and help. I will never go to another lawyer again, and recommend him to everyone I know who needs one. I am so thankful for all he did for my kids and I.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Matt was great to work with. He was responsive and explained the process well. His advice and direction was always well thought out and honest. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone.
Posted by Marsa | March 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Mr. Holden had my best interest at all times. Mr. Holden is extremely experienced & knowledgeable thoroughly explaining the law to me and my family.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship
Matt was so reliable and trustworthy in helping us with documents we needed for guardianship issues with my mother. He was very patient with me and extremely knowledgeable with our needs for the process.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Matthew did an excellent job negotiating for me in my case. He was very professional and an excellent communicator. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful
We consulted with Matt for a child custody modification and we were very impressed and very comfortable with Matt. He was open and explained exactly what ways we need to go and practical in the matter. He is very professional and he works for the client and listens to what you need and what you want. We will be hiring him as our attorney in our case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Holden Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ludwig Shoufler Miller Johnson, LLP
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Tax Department
  • WinCo Foods Corporate Headquarters
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • Loyola University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2008
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Oregon State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Young Tax Lawyers Committee
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an exceptional family law attorney in Idaho. I have always been impressed by his abilities, depth of knowledge, and experience in family law. What I like most about working with Matt is that he is always working to find the best outcome for his clients and never takes unnecessary actions or files frivolous motions which rack up attorney's fees. But when necessary he is not afraid to take a case to trial and will fight hard, but fair, for his clients. I couldn't recommend Matt highly enough for anyone with family law needs in Idaho."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt and I have been opposing counsel on several divorce cases. He advocates for his clients' interests but doesn't lose sight of common sense and logic in the process. I endorse Matt."
Boise Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew J. Holden
Matthew J. Holden
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available