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.... Read more »
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...Read more »
My friend is a 13 year old, soon to be 14 living in moscow idaho, and they have been experiencing terrible physical abuse, emotional abuse, and general neglect from their mother for a while now. Me, a friend, and a staff at the local youth center have all reached out to cps and police, but nothing... Read more »
ONE thing you can NOT do, is take the law into your own hands. IF you try to take your friend away from the abuse, you will be arrested, and I'm sure you know that. However, you could convince your friend to go with you to the police to report the abuse he's been suffering. That might...Read more »
My ex and myself divorced she got a degree and remarried but refuses to go to work. Her husband makes more than 150,000.00 a year. Then against a Cort order moved 3000 miles away. She asked me if I was OK with this. I finally agreed if she would call child support services and have them stop... Read more »
You should take her back to court to enforce the verbal agreement she made with you, re: child support in exchange for allowing her to move 3,000 miles away. Some courts would hold that this was an "agreement against public policy," because it is against the public policy of most states...Read more »
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
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. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
He won't get help and I fear for my life. Can we file something with his mental and start divorce? He wants to hurt me after 55 years of caring for him and it has come to this. I am truly scared of him. What are my rights?
Idaho Code allows a Petitioner to seek out a Civil Protection Order. All you need to do is go into the Clerk's Office and ask for Civil Protection papers, and the Clerk will give them to you. They might even have a "Court Assistance Office" to help you fill out the papers. Once...Read more »
My mom's ex is abusive towards her and my sisters. She "left him" but he still comes over. She's been charging my sisters rent. They are over 18. Do they then have a say in whether or not he's allowed at the house if the are paying rent? They feel unsafe with him around but... Read more »
There are several exemptions, credits and deductions in the tax code. The Idaho Child Support Guidelines, which are found in the new, Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure, are confusing to say the least on this. Here are some points to consider:
Does the Stimulus Program dictate that only mother's with minor children at home will receive any money? I could be mistaken, and have been many times, but I don't think Congress created that program for ONLY single mothers, with minor children at home. Are you sure you're not...Read more »
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