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Q: Can my ex demand to attend doctor's appointments that are scheduled during my custodial time?

My ex and I have joint legal custody. I have primary physical custody. He is sexually assaulted me for nearly 2 decades, so I have told him I don't want to be in close physical proximity to him. Today, our daughter had an appointment, and there was a plan in place to share the information with... View More

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Q: I have sole legal and physical custody of my children (ex is in Idaho prison). Can I love them out of state?

My ex husband was convicted on two felony drug counts. I have sole legal and physical custody of my children. Can I move to another state?

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Q: can one parent sign temporary custody forms
0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Land Use & Zoning for Idaho on
Q: I finally made it to MY status Conference. I had difficulty filling out the paperwork required when taking a plea...

... the Alfred Plea! A part where it asks, "Has anyone promised you something for taking this plea" and so on. I said yes and wrote down what that was. I was promised that if I can give the details needed to catch this Child M. (it's why I was there to begin with) proof read it and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Idaho on
Q: Can I have evidence submitted my ex wife thrown out?

My ex wide included 45 pages of documents over my children's medical information without redaction of their personal information and also wrote on the documents as well labeling them with black ink instead of mentioning in her answer she was swearing in the documents for evidence and just... View More

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Q: My ex vindictively plans her vacations leading up to mine. I have cancelled mine due to my daughter’s age being 2 yrs.

My ex vindictively plans her vacations leading up to mine. I have cancelled mine due to my daughter’s age being 2 yrs and not wanting to put that stress of flying two days in a row. This year is my priority year and upon giving her my planned vacation. She then booked one before mine. Example my... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Child Custody and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Can you get child support you paid to your ex while kids were in your full time care getting custody?

Kids were with their mother full time

I took the kids into my care for emergency reasons

While filing with the court and going for custody I paid over 5 weeks of child support to her while waiting for motions for mine to be dropped

Can I go to small claims to get my money... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Based on the details that you provided, it may be possible to recover child support payments made to your ex while the children were in your full-time care in Idaho, but it depends on some factors:

- Once you filed for custody/modification of custody, you should have also immediately filed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Idaho on
Q: A wife cheats on husband, gets pregnant, lets husband believe he is father until he files for divorce, he get custody?

She would not have divulged info had she not been prevented from leaving the state of Idaho.

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

In Idaho, family law matters can be complex. Infidelity and paternity issues may be considered during divorce and custody proceedings. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Is there a way you can add a child to an existing custody agreement?

The first and newest child have the same father.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on May 25, 2023

Yes, the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure have a rule which allow the parties to add new parties. A new child, born during the litigation, should fall into this category.

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Q: My son's father enrolled my son in a school without including or telling me at all and we have joint legal..what do I do
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on May 25, 2023

This is a "coparenting" issue. You can communicate with the other parent via "myfamilywizard" and ask why he is not advising you, as a good coparent is supposed to do. I would suggest this app be downloaded on both phones, so that you may communicate with the father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: we live in idaho. my step child is 16. she no longer wishes to stay with her dad who has 50% physical and legal custody.

we live in idaho. my step child is 16. she no longer wishes to stay with her dad who has 50% physical and legal custody. what rights does she have as a child and as a person?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on May 25, 2023

Your child has NO right not to see her father. The Magistrate Judge who divorced you two, awarded the father 50% custody, based on the "best interests of the child." So, I suggest that you speak to your daughter and explain to her that she see her father and talk to him about what is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: If I have legal guardianship over my 16 yr granddaughter am I able to let her live with her 30 yo sister out of state

Her parents both lost legal custody of her when she was 8 and I have full guardianship over her.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Mar 31, 2023

Yes you can. You have every power and authority that a birth parent would have.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Idaho on
Q: Is there an age where a child can choose to be adopted by a step parent in Idaho?

My daughter sees her dad every other weekend. It has been a battle forever. My daughter expresses that she wishes her step dad was her real dad. I don’t want to rush anything but I am concerned that if something happened to me, she would end up with her bio dad where she does not want to be.... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Jan 11, 2023

The only age "restriction" I am aware of is the age a child can be called to testify as a witness. Even this law is flexible, depending on the maturity of the child. However, it would be odd if a Court were to place this huge decision in the hands of a child. At age 9, judges must... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Hi, I was just wondering if a marriage certificate supersedes a custody order

Hi, I was just wondering if a marriage certificate supersedes a custody order

For example, a man and a woman unmarried have a child, and then they go to court and have an order signed by a judge, joint, physical and legal and a parenting plan set in place and then they get married and then... View More

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

The Parenting Agreement IS relevant. However, it's relevance goes down, by the day. Because what the divorce court judge is supposed to do is decide what is in the best interests of the minor child. The Parenting Agreement is very relevant if it's only 4-5 months old when you divorce... View More

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... View 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... View 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... View 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...
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Q: My daughter who is 2 hasn’t seen her mom since she was 4 months. can I file for abandonment/get her rights removed?

Her mom has been in and out of jail and she doesn’t call or text only reason I know she’s not in jail is because I check her Facebook. But she has had ZERO contact since she was 4 months old. No contact no calls no money nothing.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 25, 2021

Idaho used to have a statute that said that a parent who fail to have normal parent/child relationship for over one year without just cause was guilty of abandonment and subject to having rights terminated. I do not know personally why that law was abandoned by the Idaho legislature but it has... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: Been paying ch. supp. for a year, no order. Can I be credited for voluntarily paying when complaint for divorce filed?

Have been paying for my 2 daughters since Sept. of last year without any type of legal documentation. Wife moved against my wishes to Idaho while I went back to San Diego (we were in Italy) as am in Navy, but she committed to working on our marriage. I trusted her but it seems as she just said... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Oct 1, 2021

It sounds as though she did trick you, in order to establish residency in Idaho. I don't know what was going on at the time she wanted to move back to the states between you two. But it doesn't matter now. She has filed for divorce, in Idaho. Here are some suggestions, with the most... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: My daughter is 16 her boyfriend is 21 and her dad let him move in with them is this illegal? Can her dad get in trouble

Can his new 25 year old girlfriend get in trouble as well ? They both allow it even tho it's illegal in idaho

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Sep 3, 2021

Your daughter is too young to have sex with a 21 year old man, period. IF the father permits them to live together, as "house mates," no foul. If the father allows them to sleep in the same bed, that is illegal and NO the girlfriend has NO liability, because she has NO rights to your... View More

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