Boise's Family Law Attorney for Nearly 3 Decades

Idaho Divorce Process

Legal Representation for Uncontested, Contested & Military Divorce

Divorcing coupleAlthough nobody enters into marriage expecting to divorce, some marriages simply do not work out. If you have made the decision to divorce or your spouse has already filed, you need an experienced divorce attorney in Boise to look out for your best interests.

Derek A. Pica has represented clients in everything from simple to complex divorce cases since 1992, including annulments, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, and military divorce.

Please contact our firm at (208) 314-1161 or by contacting us online to discuss your situation during a free 15-minute consultation.

Idaho Divorce Laws

If you wish to file for divorce in Idaho, you must first meet the following residency requirement:

  • The person filing for the divorce must have been an Idaho resident for at least six weeks

Idaho is a no-fault divorce state, though it also recognizes fault divorces, if one of the spouses wants to pursue that route. A no fault divorce means that you can file on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. This alleviates you from having to prove that your spouse did something that caused the breakdown of the marriage. However, if you want to pursue a fault divorce, Idaho recognizes the following as grounds for a fault divorce:

  • Addiction to alcohol
  • Adultery
  • Cruelty

Idaho Divorce Waiting Period

After you file for divorce, there’s a 20-day waiting period. During this 20-day period, the court will not hold a hearing for your divorce, nor will your divorce be granted. This cooling off period is put in place to help foster any chances for reconciliation. If you have minor children, your waiting period may be even longer.

Handling a Variety of Divorce Related Matters

Our lawyer has more than 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge of Idaho’s divorce laws, as well as the specific laws and rules governing annulments and military divorce. We can help you work through the difficult process and legalities involved with dissolving a marriage. Let our team stand by your side throughout all stages of the divorce process, from filing to negotiation, mediation, and representing you in court.

We handle many issues in contested and uncontested cases, including:

If you are unable to resolve your differences and want to move forward with the divorce, we can guide you through the process and provide unparalleled legal representation. We always act in your best interests and provide aggressive, yet compassionate representation to help our clients through this difficult time.

Get Your Questions Answered

We can help you with issues such as child custody arrangements, visitation rights for parents and grandparents’, child support, spousal support, Idaho’s community property laws, and situations involving a shared business. We provide a candid assessment of the probable outcomes in your situation.

When you are ready to move forward, call (208) 314-1161 for a consultation.

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