(Helena, MT) — Adultery and physical abuse could come into play during a couple’s divorce in Montana. That’s according to a proposed law discussed by state lawmakers during a hearing on Friday. Under the legislation, those factors may be considered by the court when figuring out how to divide property and assets. During the hearing, a Missoula attorney argued against the bill, saying it would give abusive partners a tool to force somebody into staying in an unhealthy relationship. One person testifying in support of the measure said it would help victims with recovery.
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