The Law Firm of Derek A. Pica, PLLC is a no-nonsense law practice that helps our friends and neighbors in Boise, Idaho make informed decisions when they become involved in legal matters.

We understand it can feel invasive when you must involve the Idaho legal system in private family matters of any kind, be that a broken marital relationship, custody of your children, property ownership, or how to distribute an inheritance among heirs after your passing.

At the law office of Derek Pica, we offer sound legal counsel in multiple areas, bringing families efficient and cost-effective resolutions to their dilemmas. In more than twenty years of practice, we’ve helped clients successfully negotiate settlements and counseled parents who were in mediation—simplifying the process for them and ultimately arriving at a beneficial agreement. While we always strive toward productive and amicable negotiations and mediations, we’re unafraid to see cases through to trial thanks to our years of experience in litigation.

Our honesty and stellar reputation have allowed us to build this family law practice on a healthy amount of referrals, even acquiring clients from other attorneys.

Partnering with you

Step 1

Initial consultation

We offer free consultations to learn more about you and your situation.

Step 2

Examining the facts

Derek looks into your options based on the information you provide.

Step 3

Planning the next steps

Derek presents strategies advantageous to your legal needs.

Step 4

Taking action

Once you choose the best option for yourself, Derek puts your decisions in motion.

By your side until the end

We help you create the best course of action and see it through.

Compassionate representation

You are our first priority. Our solutions strive to ease difficult situations.


We can help if you need to consult an attorney for any of the following reasons:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Divorce (dissolution of marriage) on grounds of cruelty, neglect, an extramarital affair, habitual drunkenness, felony convictions, insanity, or irreconcilable differences
  • Spousal support or alimony
  • Division of property, including assets and personal businesses or corporations
  • Child custody, including representation for parents, grandparents, or family members seeking custody or guardianship of the child
  • Conservatorships
  • Visitation rights for parents and grandparents
  • Legal separation agreements
  • Adoption (domestic)
  • Real estate disputes, such as boundary disagreements, easements, breach of contract, construction defects, breach of warranty, professional negligence, and issues with title insurance
  • Estate planning, including drawing up documents like wills and trusts, and powers of attorney
  • Probate and probation litigation, including contesting a will or trust

Trustworthy Legal Counsel Across State Lines

The largest percentage of our clientele hail from Idaho. However, we often work for out-of-state clients whose children reside in-state. We’ve also helped many Idahoans whose estranged husbands or wives wish to leave the state while the children are in their custody.