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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: Can the state of Idaho take my money I had prior to the marriage for my husband's back child support?

I received money for the sale of my home in December 2020. I was married in February of 2021. Just added him to my checking acct 2 weeks ago (May 2021) and the state took almost $30,000 of my money for his back support and without any notice.

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

No they can't . . . unless you put your money and new husband's money into a "joint checking account" and can't tell which money was your original money and trace out the money which belonged to your new husband. However, in Idaho, all money which is deposited into a joint... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: I’m trying to regain full custody what can I do besides a whole modification is there any emergency custody or ?

I’m looking for an attorney to help me with a custody modification I have had a child with me and her dad has primary custody but nobody’s able to reach him I do you have a verification from the school that she’s been with me and a paper from Health and welfare that the principal signed if I... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Apr 9, 2021

If the child's father has primary custody, please answer a couple of questions so I can respond accurately:

1. Why do you / have you had the child with you?

2. Where did dad go? Why can't you get in touch with him?

If you could answer these questions, it might...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: My ex is trying to get 50/50 custody. I’ve always had primary custody. She’s a teen & he emotionally neglects her.

What are my options? I believe his reason for wanting more custody is to reduce his child support obligation. He makes a lot of money now vs when we had our first agreement. Can he truly be granted 50/50? When he’s never had that much time throughout her life. How can I protect her & my... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jan 14, 2021

The Court is required to do what is in the best interests of the minor child. The father's motives notwithstanding, the Court will do what is in the child's best interests. There are a myriad off options for you to take to protect your parental rights. The major thing is to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Idaho on
Q: I am not married but have two small children with a man im separating from that is abusive. Can my attorney show this?

The mental and emotional abuse I’ve had to endure while taking care of my kids in this relationship has been a lot. The kids see it and my 5 year old is suffering from it. He uses it to control everything, as he makes the money and I take care of the kids. We are going to be going to court soon... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jan 14, 2021

If you hire competent legal counsel, your attorney can ask the Court to grant you Temporary Legal and physical custody of your children. You should always hire counsel to do this type of legal work for you. Never try to do this by yourself. What you describe may be chargeable as a crime or at... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: A few years back I signed guardianship of my child to my exinlaws due to losing my job and house. Recently they decided

To move to a new city 200 miles from me. My daughter is 15 and begged to stay with me instead. She is now living with me full time due to the fact they would be living in a camper until they found a place to live. They dropped her off and I asked them to sign a paper stating she was now in my... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Jan 3, 2021

The facts unclear as to why you would be paying a significant amount of current child support if the child living with you; that would be a question a lawyer could help you sort out.

With regards to change of custody, that is question that a court would make the final determination. There...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: I have a question about a child in the foster system

She is 16 and hasn't been suicidal for almost two months but her mother and case manager have told a mental hospital the she's "hearing voices" and "threatens to kill herself". If she(the foster child) tells the mental hospital herself that she hasn't been... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Sep 25, 2020

Idaho law allows anyone who believes a juvenile is suicidal or trying to hurt herself or others to petition the court for immediate guardianship. All that needs to happen is the juvenile herself or someone else who is witness to her comments or actions, to notify LE, who is required by law to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: My parents are both emotionally immature could I get custody of my 15 yr old sister being 22 myself. I have my own place

They've been very abusive, emotionally abusive, and have neglected her to the point where she takes care of herself to the best she can. But I just want to give her more, and teach her skills my parents should've. I have a good job and she was also thinking of getting a job so we'd... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Aug 3, 2020

You sound like an emotionally mature, young man and an adult by Idaho law. Idaho Title 15, Chapter 13 provides that you may apply to become her permanent guardian, even at your young age. If your parents object, so be it. It sounds like you have plenty of anecdotal evidence of your irresponsible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: Is it legal to not allow a biological mother to see her children if there is no court orders?

I feel I have been wrongfully alienated from my sons. They are now adopted by thier paternal grandparents, to which I know that my sons will have to seek me when they come of age. With that being said I feel they took advantage of me, had me sign my rights over unwillingly, and had alienated me... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jul 28, 2020

Once the adoption took place, water passed under the bridge and there's no going back. Your desires to see them notwithstanding, you should not bother the paternal grandparents and NEVER make an attempt to see your sons. If they're curious when they come of age, they will seek you out,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: What should I do if I paid my ex wife child support directly to her bank acct and she opened a case with DES.

She claims I owe over $60k and I have bank statements. What is my beat option. All my taxes go to her and even my stimulus check went to her.

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jul 6, 2020

Your Divorce Decree told you to pay Child Support through "Child Support Receipting." If you had done what the court ordered you to do you would be able to have H&W print out a complete record of your payments. However, because you chose to pay it the way YOU wanted, you will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: If children adopted by parental grandparents. Are both non custodial parents responsible for arrears in child support

I hadn't paid child support from 2007 to 2012. When I got my job I immediately called child support and started paying tears and current. Children were adopted by grandparents in 2014. Current child support stopped. I now pay my rears as much as I can when I can. I feel as though I am the only... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jul 6, 2020

The child support "program" in Idaho goes like this: we (Legislature) want PARENTS (rather than taxpayers, to pay for children! It's a "policy" enshrined in our codified laws. So, its very simple math: natural parents were 100% jointly, financially responsible for their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Q: In the state of idaho can a minor of age 16 apply for court emancipation?
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on May 3, 2020

Yes. She will need to convince the Court that she has some place to live and some way to support herself and that she’s either got wheels and insurance OR good bus service wherever she (or her baby) needs to go!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Idaho on
Q: What happens to my exs CARES act stimulus check. Will it come to me? He owes 20000 in back support.
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Apr 10, 2020

The only way I’m aware of to get you his CARES check will be to get the judge to attach it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: Do i have rights over my daughter since she lives with me fulltime now and i pay for her daycare and still pay child sup

Her mom was homless living in her van with her bf till she got her tax return now she lives in a hotel. But its only a matter of time before she runs out of money. Even she work part time at mcdonalds. And uses the child support to pay for her vehicle. Im just wondering how do i get full custody

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Mar 4, 2020

If I were you I would file a Petition for Guardianship. The Court will require the mother to be there before it makes a decision. If the Court grants your petition, you will step artificially into the shoes of the bio mother in making all decisions on behalf of the child. Good luck to you!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: While under protective supervisions with my children from the department of health and welfare can I leave state

Under protective supervision

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 19, 2020

Ask your case worker. You don’t want to leave the state or move across town or change jobs or get a piercing without speaking with your case worker!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: divorce decree says she pays 30% of all medical bills, how do I go about billing her for her portion.

according to my divorce decree my ex is supposed to pay 30% of medical bills, I have paid over 6K in ortho bills for our kids, I want to give her a bill for her portion of it. can I just write up something and have it notarized with a copy of the paid bills?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 7, 2020

Yes, that's exactly how you do it. Send her an email and attach a copy of the ortho bill and ask her to please pay 30% of it. It is not necessary that you have anything notarized. You simply need to ask your ex to pay it, by supplying her with a true and correct copy of the entire bill and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: I have done sign my right away before my daughter born,but my ex never filed it... then my ex

Then my ex and her husband were adopting my daughter and she ask me to sign my right away again for the second time! It was half way process and had to pay 9k for stuff suddenly it went up 50k it cost my parents money to help me get thou. I waited waited. I want to get it done bam 6 month... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 7, 2020

I want to tell you what you should do.

First off, Idaho would not allow you to "sign off" rights to your daughter UNLESS there is someone willing to adopt her. In your case, your ex-wife did not give your daughter your last name and wanted to adopt her daughter as much as you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Idaho on
Q: Abusive absent father who is still legally married to his first wife, is trying to get 50 50 custody...help?

Been seperated 4 years, attempts at reconciling ending in mental and physical abuse for myself, During this time our 6 year old son has solely resided with me, with no financial support from father. Father was given chance after chance to be an active father and would always end up not following... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 5, 2020

If you and he had no previous custody order in place, then strictly speaking, he is NOTHING but a sperm donor. Simply by having his name on the birth certificate gives him NOTHING but obligations to pay child support. If he ever wanted to become the "father" of this 6 yr. old son, he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: I need help with filling out and filing custody papers. How would I go about that without being represented?

Can I pay hourly and where do I go?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 14, 2019

I understand money issues but custody papers and being self-represented do not go together. You can't imagine the difficulty of what you're thinking about doing. I would SO STRONGLY recommend that you ask family to loan you some serious money and hire an excellent attorney who knows the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: I’m mother child support for my ex husband to taking care my son now he is 15yrs old now I’m moving to different state

My son he said he want living with me do I still pay child support for my ex husband?? Or he have to pay me back ??? Or what can you answer me please I appreciate

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Aug 29, 2019

Do you pay CS to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Child Support Receipting? If so, then you will still be required to pay CS for your son even though he says he wants to live with you. In the unlikely event that a court allowed you to pay your son's father directly, then you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: If my wife has 50/50 custody but only actually takes <20% custody, can I get out of paying child support?

My wife and I are legally separated, I pay her monthly for child support based on 50/50 custody, The children live with me full time and the only time my wife accepts custody is when I am out of town for work. She takes the custody in my home watching the children. In the last 6+ months that has... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Mar 14, 2019

Everything you have stated tells me that there is NO court order for child support, correct? If there is NO order then you would have a case in Small Claims Court to get back the difference between what you've actually paid and what the child support calculator says, but a different judge... Read more »

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