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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Communications Law for Idaho on
Q: My question is, is there any legal recourse for her harassment if she uses the police and CPS to harass us?

My husband's ex wife has had a no contact order issued by the court after several incidents like 1. Vandalizing my car. 2. Threatening to kick in my door and shoot me and my husband and take her kids. The no contact order has since lapsed but she is still trespassed from our property. She is... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Can my daughter and her minor children live with a sex offender

My daughter has a 4 and 5 year old. She is currently dating a man who was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor child in Wyoming and he is currently living with her. I do not know the exact details, but he states he did not do it and his ex wife made false claims. Myself and the rest of the family... View More

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Q: What are the grounds for court order drug testing family court

Pass two hair follicle test

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: how can i get emancipated in idaho legally without marriage at 17 after parents abuse me

I am a 16 year old in Idaho who is planning to get emancipated in the next year due to constant abuse throughout my life. I cannot get married or join the military. I am going to plan all I need and then ask for consent from my parents if they say no I'll take them to court.

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

To get emancipated in Idaho, you'll need to prove to the court that you can support yourself financially and that emancipation is in your best interest. First, gather evidence of the abuse and any documentation that shows you are capable of living independently. This might include a job, a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on
Q: How do I file a complaint against a judge in Canyon County? Is my time to do so limited?

I had a hearing in Canyon County. I had emergency guardianship of my granddaughter. Mother protested. I brought witnesses and my son, child's father who asked me to get guardianship. I brought him because I could not attest to certain circumstances since I wasn't there and he could.... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

I understand your frustration with the court proceedings and your desire to file a complaint against the judge. Here are the steps you can take to file a complaint and some important information:

1. File a complaint with the Idaho Judicial Council: The Idaho Judicial Council is responsible...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I got my driver license took from me for not paying child support. I started paying 3 months ago to get it back.

What do I need to do to get it back? I work out of town. I really need it to continue to pay child support.

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answered on Dec 8, 2023

In Idaho, if your driver's license was suspended for non-payment of child support, there are specific steps to reinstate it. First, pay all overdue child support, including interest and penalties. Then, pay the $100 reinstatement fee to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) online, by... 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 Divorce, Legal Malpractice and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: What can I do if I have legal fees incurred after my attorney failed to have a document notarized?

It was the agreement of the division of assets and debts in a contested divorce. We had successfully mediated the parenting plan, child support, custody, etc. But months later we sat down with our respective attorneys and came to a consensus and signed an agreement which was counter signed by both... View More

Ian Robert Reardon
Ian Robert Reardon
answered on Oct 13, 2023

I would consider contacting an attorney who deals with "legal malpractice." You might need to alter your google search because a lot of attorneys who do "medical malpractice" will come up. Maybe try something like "how to sue your attorney." All attorneys have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Civil Litigation and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I'm a disabled woman with an income of less than $1000. per month. My husband makes $6000 and cut his money off.

I need to know what my legal rights are. I can't afford a divorce although I have to have some kind of legal separation. What am I entitled to? He had his check rerouted.

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answered on Jul 6, 2023

Divorce and legal separation involve the division of marital assets, spousal support, and other related matters. If you're unable to afford a divorce, you may be eligible for assistance programs or legal aid services that can help you navigate the process. You may be entitled to a fair... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Estate Planning for Idaho on
Q: Power of Attorney Question

Hopefully I can explain this so it's able to be understood. If I give my husband POA over me, and someone besides myself has power of attorney over him, can the POA over him do anything involving me to "override" him? Like concerning bank accounts and similar things.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 6, 2023

Unless you give your husband the power to delegate the authority you are giving to him to someone else in your power of attorney, any person to whom your husband may give a power of attorney does not have authority to act on your behalf under the power of attorney you give to your husband.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: what if I cannot produce evidence asked for in discovery

I'm at interogatory part of divorce. I've also run out of money to continue. I've answered ??? to the best of my ability but I cannot produce all the things the other side wants. In addition I'm in assisted living following an incomple sci and TBI....I cannot walk or drive....I... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 20, 2023

Almost all credit card and bank statements are available online to the account holder. If you haven't already signed up, you can do so at any time. Most such companies make your statements available to you in a manner that allows you to download them to a computer in a .pdf file. There is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on
Q: What can a father do whose kids mother(narcissist) is blocking all communications between kids

Kids want to communicate with father and vise versa but mother is stopping it and making up stories to kids and to the father on why they can’t communicate for her own selfish needs. She also threatens the grandmother(dads mom) if she lets the dad talk to the kids when they are over grandmas... View More

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

Most Decrees of Custody or Decrees of Divorce, include language which addresses "alienation of affection" if not in those exact words. Some decrees talk about "communication" between the parents and children and forbid the parents from talking bad about the other parent. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Idaho on
Q: In Idaho, do you need a "Family Law Case Information Sheet" if you're adopting an adult?

The county clerk wanted me to fill out the portion where it asked for information about the minor child. I kept telling her that the adoptee is an adult and told her that the adoptee's information is on the other documents. She then crossed out the word child and then said I must fill in the... View More

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

The Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure have a requirement that each litigant fill out a Family Law Case Information Sheet. If you don't want to adhere to the Family Law Procedure, the Clerk will reject your filings. Pretty simple.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Idaho on
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 for Idaho on
Q: Im 18 in 4 months. But im trying to leave my home ASAP. Is it possible for me to leave?

I have plenty of people willing to take me in and pay for everything I need so i can focus on school. I feel there has to be a way for me to leave so I can do this. My parents keep acting like im lying to them and are forcing me to have a job while doing schoolwork. It is way too much for me and I... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Apr 1, 2023

In 4 months, you can leave and go where ever you want to go! However, under Idaho law until you’re 18 years old, you’re (lucky) still considered a “child,” and worthy of protection! Just try to be patient for four more months!

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Contracts and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: How Do I Get Out Of This Car Loan Situation (Divorce)?

I am about to file for divorce. I am the primary borrower for his vehicle. Only he has ever driven it, so it (along with the payments) should obviously go to him. There = about $6,000 left to pay. He just told me it broke down and will cost too much to fix. He said he can only trade it in for... View More

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
answered on Mar 15, 2023

This is a tough spot you're in. You are absolutely, financially responsible for your loan on the car, whether it works or is broken or regardless of whether it was you or him who primarily drove it. It's a tough spot! In fact, I'll let you know the WORST part! Let's say you... View More

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