Established & Respected Boise Divorce Attorneys Serving Southern Idaho
Foley Freeman assists clients in all aspects of divorce, including child custody and support, spousal maintenance, and property division, with the goal of helping clients favorably and fairly resolve even the most complex and contested issues. Our firm has decades of combined family law experience, ensuring that we understand how to approach and resolve any type of divorce matter.
With offices in Meridian, Foley Freeman serves the entire Boise Valley area, including Ada, Canyon, Owyhee, and Elmore counties in southern Idaho.
Idaho Divorce Law
In order to file for divorce in Idaho, the spouse initiating the divorce (the plaintiff) must be a resident of the state for at least six weeks preceding the commencement of the action. The divorce may be filed in the county district court where either spouse resides, or if one spouse does not live in Idaho, the divorce must be filed in the county in which the plaintiff resides. The residency requirements must be met for a court to accept the case, or it will eventually be dismissed.
Idaho recognizes certain grounds for divorce, which must be declared at the time of filing. The parties may agree upon a ground for divorce, or the filing spouse may name a ground for divorce that must be proven in court. Grounds for divorce in Idaho may or may not be fault-based:
- No-fault divorce - A no-fault divorce may be based on irreconcilable differences or continuous separation for five years or more. If a married couple has lived separately and apart for more than five years, either spouse may sue for divorce, which will be granted on proof of the continuous separation.
- Fault divorce - A fault divorce may be based on adultery, extreme cruelty, willful desertion or neglect, addiction to alcohol, permanent insanity, or conviction of a felony.
Our Boise divorce lawyers can assist in both contested and uncontested divorces. Even when a divorce is uncontested, it is important to ensure your rights and interests are protected, and while the divorce itself may not be contested, accompanying issues, such as custody, support, and property division may need to be resolved.
Seek Advice & Representation from an Experienced Boise Divorce Lawyer
If you are considering divorce, you need to know your rights and options moving forward. Please contact Foley Freeman to schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced Boise divorce attorney from our firm. We can provide the legal support you need to come out of divorce in the best position possible, both financially and emotionally.