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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Idaho on

Q: Can I sue my mom for not paying me money she owes me?

I am 17. Roughly two years ago when my baby sister was first born, my mother agreed to pay me $20 every time she was gone more than two hours and I had to watch the baby. Well, she now owes me over $600 and there has been multiple instances where she has left me overnight alone with my 5 younger... Read more »

F. Anthony Bullock answered on Dec 20, 2017

Courts in most states would construe such an arrangement as a gratuitous promise, unsupported by consideration, and therefore unenforceable at law. In short if you attempted to engage in litigation to recover the requested sum it is unlikely that you will be successful.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Criminal Law for Idaho on

Q: can a person with no amercian citizenship visit a incarcerated?


im from europe and i have a boyfriend in usa Idaho orofino prison, we known each other for 4 years and i want to visit him, but we dont know if its even possible that someone out of States could visit an inmate? please help me, i have contacted several lawyers and never got a specific... Read more »

Jordan C. Moody answered on Sep 28, 2017

That's going to depend on what identification documents the prison will accept. Call the prison where your boyfriend is being held and ask them what forms of ID would be accepted for visits. A foreign passport should be sufficient for them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on

Q: What forms do I need to unsuspended my parental rights? How do I?

The original case was closed as the guardians divorced. My rights have been willfully suspended not terminated. Nor were his mothers. If I reopen the case does she have as much chance at getting him?

He is 13 and competent. Can he choose? But I really need to know what forms to file as... Read more »

Natalie Greaves answered on Oct 10, 2016

I'm a bit confused as to the details of your question. I can't tell who your son lives with now, if there is a guardianship case that is designating who is his guardian, or if you are talking about custody. I'm also unsure jurisdictionally whether the case would be in Montana (where the child... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Family Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Idaho on

Q: Do I have a personal inj & civilcase bc naybrs house fire burned our hous dwn unliveable w/our stuff .chronic ptsd. Were

Only ones homeless after 10 months mean while naybors got put in house 5 days after fire. Fire was leaky water heater & xploded. Nay,rs stored 3 tall oxygen tanks in front of gas water heater.


Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2016

Possible claim for carelessness if it can be shown that if they hadn't stored the oxygen tanks the fire wouldn't have hit your house. Did your homeowners not make a claim?Did your house not get covered by your homeowners?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Idaho on

Q: Can make a case against my dad for neglect after being left home alone at time from the ages of 6-8 years old?

I am 20 years old now and I am wondering if I can get a settlement for neglect from my dad for leaving me in his house alone for hours when I was between the ages of 6-8 years old. My dad fought for 50% custody when my parents got divorced. Now from what I know that means he would take me one week... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer answered on Sep 23, 2015

You have no cause of action against you Dad. It is unfortunate, you just need to move on. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Idaho on

Q: Do I need to file for divorse in the state it was issued or the state I live in.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 14, 2015

Go see a local family attorney about this. The attorney will determine where it needs to be filed. Usually, that is where the people last resided together, not the state they were married in.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Idaho on

Q: Im the husband. im dissabled for i have m.s. my wife asked for a divorce i dont workcan i get suport from her 25 yearsm

Patrick Kershisnik answered on Jan 27, 2011

Idaho allows for spousal support in certain circumstances. Idaho Code 32-705 says that support can be awarded if one party lacks sufficient property with which to provide for their reasonable needs AND is unable to support themselves through employment.

You can always ask for support and if...
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Q: I broke up 10 days b4 wedding, my fiances parents atty sent me a demand for the cost of their flights, do i pay or ignor

10 days before I was to get married, i realized it was a big mistake. I broke off the engagment and my fiance's parents' atty sent me a demand letter for the cost of their flights (and their 6 kids flights) as well as rental car cost for 10 days to me... i do not think they even tried to cancel... Read more »

Patrick Kershisnik answered on Jan 27, 2011

Firstly, I think you should respond to their letter and tell them that their claim is unsubstantiated. You did not make or require that they purchase the tickets or the car rental in the first place. They did that on their own accord and for their daughter's wedding. I would also mention the... Read more »

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