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. Our goal is to help clients to 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.
Our office in Meridian, Idaho not only serves the greater Boise area, but the entire Treasure Valley, including Ada, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Boise, Valley, and Elmore counties in southern Idaho.
Idaho Divorce Law
In order to file for divorce in Idaho, the spouse initiating the divorce (the “Petitioner”) must be a resident of the state for at least six weeks preceding the commencement of the divorce action. The divorce may be filed in the district court in the county where either spouse resides, or if one spouse does not live in Idaho, the divorce must be filed in the county in which the Petitioner resides. The residency requirements must be met for a court to accept the case, or it may be dismissed.
Idaho recognizes certain grounds for divorce, which must be declared at the time of filing. The parties may agree, or the filing spouse must state the grounds for divorce, and they must be proven in court. Divorce in Idaho, may or may not be fault-based:
- No-fault divorce – A no-fault divorce is typically based on irreconcilable differences, in which one party must allege that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
- 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 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. While the divorce itself may not be contested, accompanying issues, such as custody, child 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 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.