Nobody spends their childhood dreaming they’ll one day get a divorce. There are, however, times when a marriage is simply broken beyond repair.
If you’ve arrived at the decision to dissolve your marriage, or if your spouse has filed for divorce, chances are disappointment is all you’ve felt for weeks.
At this point, you may feel overwhelmed by emotions, worries, and questions:
- If you have children, will you be able to obtain the custody arrangements you desire?
- How do the Idaho courts determine custody and visitation for parents and grandparents?
- How much in child support will you be expected to pay or receive?
- Can you request spousal support (alimony)?
- What about the Idaho community property laws—do they affect how you divide your possessions with your spouse?
- Who may legally take over your shared business or corporation?
At the law firm of Derek A. Pica, we understand Idaho's divorce laws. We help mothers and fathers explore all options and will offer a candid assessment of all probable outcomes.
Founding attorney Derek A. Pica, PLLC, has more than 20 years of experience representing Idaho residents in legal situations that arise when a couple decides to divorce. We’re a no-nonsense law firm that helps you work through the difficult process of dissolving a marriage and all related legalities. We will represent you in all stages of your divorce or separation, from filing to negotiation to mediation. We are prepared to stand at your side in court and even to present post-judgment requests if you wish to modify an existing agreement.
We handle issues related to contested divorces.
If you are facing a contested divorce, Derek can help you in the following areas:
Child custody and visitation
We can help you establish desirable custody and visitation arrangements as long as they are in the best interest of the children. This includes visitation arrangements for grandparents.
We can help ensure the courts calculate child support fairly and in a way that provides for your children’s needs. We also help parents who wish to modify an existing child support agreement either for changes of income or for relocation.
Division of property
We protect you throughout the process of dividing and distributing assets in accordance with Idaho's community property regulations. We also review business assets and, if necessary, prepare a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) for allocation of retirement assets.
We evaluate your financial situation to determine if it is appropriate to seek spousal support.
If you’ve made every effort to resolve your differences and you would like to move forward with your decision, we can guide you through each step of the marriage dissolution process. We’re committed to providing you with straight answers, unparalleled legal representation, and compassionate personal attention. Please contact the Boise, Idaho, law offices of Derek A. Pica, PLLC for a no-cost consultation via phone.