Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Kevin M Rogers
1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Idaho on
Q: My sister is getting a divorce, can her soon to be ex, make her pay a fee whenever he has to clean up after her?

My sister is a full-time mom, she homeschools their son, does house cleaning for others, and is expected by her husband to have the house cleaned and food on the table by the time he gets him. Right now through, my sister is trying to divorce him because he is emotionally and psychologically... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 25, 2022

The husband is guilty of manipulation and severe, emotional abuse of your sister and (probably) their son. Idaho, like most other states can give your sister a divorce for FAULT reasons, not just "irreconcilable differences" which is "no fault." IN a divorce, if your sister,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Can I lose custody if my child is in daycare to much even if the judge mandated it?

Judge mandates only blood relatives or licensed child care providers. (I have no family in Idaho so I use daycare)

I than lose custody % 2 years later because my kids are in daycare to much while I'm at work 5 days a week. Single mom.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 25, 2022

As a litigator, what I constantly have to remind myself is that judges don't care how good my argument is to give my client custody, or how persuasive I am about the good things my client is doing etc., if it's not in the child's best interests. This is thE ONLY factor that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Idaho on
Q: In Idaho how long does insurance have to assess damage from a partial loss home fire for a home owners insurance claim?

I had two partial loss home fires 9 months ago and my insurance company sent over an adjuster then. Now nine months later when my contractor is already working fixing the damage they want to come assess the damage again because my original adjuster quit the company

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 24, 2022

No set time, however, the insurance company will do its “due diligence,” and get their “findings” to all parties in “due time.” Most courts will not criticize an insurance company for taking too long, if there are questionable issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Idaho on
Q: If someone shot at your house and you took off after them and shot the person ? Why would you serve life for protecting
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 24, 2022

Because of the time he had to “think about” shooting someone. It’s called “premeditation.” Chasing after the shooter in a car, isn’t “defensive,” it “offensive.”

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I'm 16 and wanting too get emancipated?

Parents both ex drug addicts, dad's acholic mom's a pill user

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 24, 2022

Here are your options:

1. Call Child Protection Services (CPS) and complain that the parents are unable to care for the child. They will conduct an investigation. Once that is complete, CPS will call the police and ask them to assist them in removing the minor from the parents’ custody....
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Idaho on
Q: If I get Guardianship/Conservatorship over my father's estate what happens to the Power of Attorney

that my father gave his live in girlfriend ?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 24, 2022

It will instantly VOID the Power of Attorney he gave the GF!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: The child turned 16 years old and has a full-time job. The child lives 187 miles from the non-custodial parent.

Our child just started a full-time job and lives 187 miles away from the non-custodial parent, who has every other weekend and every other holiday visitation. The non-custodial parent is requiring the child's employer to follow the court order visitation. Does the employer have to follow this... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 24, 2022

No private party may require a non-party to do anything. If you believe the father is requiring a non-party to obey your Decree of Divorce, then please disabuse yourself of this belief. This also has nothing to do with how far your child lives from the father. The ONLY considerations you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: My husband and I separated, I applied for daycare and food stamp assistance. Child support now wants to open a case.

I don’t want to go through child support to calculate,we want to solve our issues regarding financial support for our children amicably, can we go about that without further action from child support?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Nope. By applying for Idaho benefits, Idaho has a "vested interest," in making sure that whatever monies it has provided you, are paid back. That means that whatever you and your husband thought you had decided, may be okayed by the Court, but the Department of Health and Welfare,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I have sole physical custody but joint legal custody can I move to another state with my children?
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Nope. "Legal Custody," is the right to decide when your son can get a tattoo or join the military or leave school, big decisions. Further, the Idaho appellate courts have said that you are "welcome to move, just don't take your children!" You must file and ask for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Does a no contact order apply if charges weren't pressed but the two parties were separated do to a domestic dispute
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 2, 2022

In Idaho there are now 2 types of "stay away" orders. The first is a NO CONTACT ORDER. There is no way to have one of these against you, unless you've been charged with committing a Domestic Battery charge. In other words, it comes attached with a criminal charge. The other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: Can my child's father file for custody in Idaho when she currently lives in Nevada?

She was born in Idaho, but she's lived in Nevada with me since May 2021, for all but 5 months since then. I have proof that she has been living with me in Nevada since then. Doesn't that make her a legal Nevada resident? Can he legally file for custody in Idaho?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 2, 2022

NOPE. Foul!

If he files in Idaho, he is required to list all of the places your daughter has lived in the last five (5) years. If he lies on the Petition, an Idaho judge will likely reject the filing. Plus, you are required to receive a copy of what he files and on his Petition, there...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: We believe that my 93 year old father in law is being co-erced by his live in girlfriend.

He has given her power of attorney, gave her all of his bank accounts to her , and changed his Will by removing his daughter as executer and his son as co-executer. Replacing them with his girlfriend and her daughter. Now he has stopped calling and she refuses to give him any messages when we... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Nov 2, 2022

You have the right to step in and be concerned. The problem with Powers of Attorney is that they are easily drawn and signed, by the weak and feeble. A much more stable, unalterable instrument to have when your loved ones need help, is a Guardianship / Conservatorship. Nobody is able to get a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Idaho on
Q: Can you be lawfully charged with murder if the only testimony indicates you shot someone after they pointed a gun at you

and your attacker pulled the gun out and pointed it at you first in your own home.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 27, 2022

Murder requires the government to prove that the actor killed another person, intentionally (not while asleep) and did so without being provoked first, and with malice. From your facts, it doesn't seem like any Sr. prosecutor would charge "murder," only to be embarrassed at court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Idaho on
Q: I need help on probation & parlo questions?

So my baby daddy is on felony probation & he lives with his girlfriend, and I'm there just hanging out and probation & parlo shows up and they find drugs can they detained me if I don't live there ? This is in Boise Idaho

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 27, 2022

Yes, police have a reasonable belief that you at, at a minimum, frequenting a location, where drugs are being used, sold or distributed. So, YES, frequenting is a misdemeanor, criminal charge. Are you interested in going to college? I hope you're wealthy, because a charge of paraphernalia... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Idaho on
Q: Am I able to open an in home daycare when HOA says no but state and the city say yes?

I am trying to open and in home daycare. I have been approved to apply and just waiting for background check clearance and the inspections. I have also spoke with my city/county about local compliance and within my city and zoning I am permitted to run a family/group daycare residentially and... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 24, 2022

The short answer is "NO." If you will permit me to diverge. Idaho Law permits weapons to be carried without a permit, openly. A HOA might want to limit when patrons could carry weapons around. This would be an HOA decision. HOA or Home Owners' Associations, are throwbacks from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Idaho on
Q: It’s been nine months since I filed a homeowners insurance claim for 2 partial loss home fires. They sent an adjuster ov

Over nine months ago. Now I guess my adjuster quit and they closed my file even though my contractor was communicating back and forth with the adjuster that quit and they want to start over from square one and send a new adjuster over to evaluate the damage. Isn’t there a time limit on how long... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 24, 2022

"Bad faith," 2 words that lawyers enjoy bantering about and insurance companies loathe hearing. But, in Idaho, to show "bad faith," you must show that the insurance company's payment or treatment was "intentional" or based on gross negligence. Courts are fair... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Tax Law, Business Law and Real Estate Law for Idaho on
Q: How do I get copies of my HOA’s accounting records in Idaho if I suspect wrongdoing or incorrect bookkeeping?

I believe they are not assessing dues properly, misappropriating funds, in breach of contract for performance, and paying a bookkeeper that is incompetent inflated and unreported compensation.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 11, 2022

I really enjoy questions like this because I champion the rights of home owners in an HOA. An HOA is kind of like being in the mafia, but instead of being a "soldier," treated with some respect, you're treated with disrespect and ridicule. You should get a copy of the HOA's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I signed my parental rights over of my son to his aunt but it wasn't notorized is it still legal and can it be used

His grandma has temp guardianship and I want my son back I didn't mean to sign my rights over to the aunt what do I do

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

Idaho law says that a parent may give someone their parental rights for upto six (6) months, without having to go to court. Many people do this. The fact that it wasn't notarized will not do anything for you, unless it is your belief that your signature was forged or that your spouse's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Does a QRDO override a divorce decree? My decree states I forgo my ex’s retirement. But there is not a QRDO filed.

Married 1982- 1996, I was a stay at home mom for the first 11 years of marriage . I agreed under duress because at the time my X Threatened he would leave the state and not give me even child support . Fast forward to today. My X is retiring and asked need to sign a waiver of pension benefits. I... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

A QDRO does not override a Divorce Decree, it merely directs the Plan Administrator on how to divide a 401k or military or state retirement. It's simply the "instructions" on how to do it. So, the answer is probably YES you would have the right at this point to get a large portion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: If you pass the field sobriety and breath tests can an officer push for a forced draw?

blew 0.00 and was still given a forced draw, then charged and brought before a judge with our the results from the lab.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

There are 2 sanctioned ways the State can prosecute a DUI. The definition of Driving Under the Influence, is when a driver is seated in the driver's seat with the motor running, and "under the influence" of an intoxicant.

Idaho also as adopted a .08 level of alcohol so as...
Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.