Legal Tip of the Week

Did you know … that filing a Homestead Declaration can protect your home from creditors? You must own your home to file a declaration. A homestead declaration protects up to…

Legal Tip of the Week

Did You Know… that you still have to pay rent even if your landlord won’t fix the heat? If you need repairs, you should give your landlord a written notice…

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Did you know… that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment ends Dec. 15? You can enroll in a health insurance plan from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. You may…

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Did you know… that time is running out to file your Cobell claim and receive a settlement payment? The deadline to file a claim is November 27, 2017. Thousands of…

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Did you know… that your landlord needs a court order to evict you? A landlord must terminate your lease before they can sue you in court for an eviction. If…

Did you know… that there is a Fire and Drought Assistance Hotline? The Montana Department of Agriculture set up the hotline to connect Montanans affected by fire or drought to…

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   Did you know … that you may be able to build up your savings and protect your eligibility for Medicaid and SSI by opening “ABLE Account?” The money in…

Did you know… that certain private debt collectors will start collecting IRS tax debt? Only four companies can collect tax debt. Those are CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve…

Did you know… that you can now apply for free legal help on your smartphone? Montana Legal Services Association developed a mobile friendly intake so that Montanans can more easily…

Did you know… that you can still make decisions if you have appointed someone to be your Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney cannot legally override or change any…

Did you know… that Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) now has new resources to help victims of crime? If you have been a victim of a crime like sexual assault,…

Did you know… that if you and your ex agree on everything, you can file a Joint Petition for Divorce and/or Parenting Plan? Filing a Joint Petition can save you…

Did you know… that an attorney cannot give you legal advice without seeing your paperwork? If you have an appointment with an attorney, make sure to bring any documents that…

Did you know… that even when you block someone on your cell phone they can still listen to your voice messages? A hacker can call you and when it goes…

Did you know … that Montana has a lemon law for defective vehicles? The lemon law covers vehicles that are less than two years old and have less than 18,000…

   Did you know … that you can complete legal documents online? Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) created new legal forms for divorce and parenting plans. These new forms give…

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  Did you know … that you only have ten business days after getting served to file an answer to an eviction lawsuit? The court paperwork for an eviction is…

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  Did you know … that that IRS has $3.5 million for Montanans who have not filed their 2013 taxes? ​The IRS announced that about 3,600 Montanans have an average…

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   Did you know … that you can get free in-person help with filing your income taxes? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program certifies volunteers to help you prepare…

  Did you know … that the IRS will begin issuing income tax refunds that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on…