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Interactive forms are available for free to low income individuals. We currently have interactive forms for custody, for couples seeking a divorce with or without minor children of the marriage, and for a family case response without the involvement of minor children. If you are looking for different forms you can visit the Court Assistance Office (CAO) website to print forms and complete them by hand.

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Please check the list below to make sure you will qualify to use the interactive forms currently available:

  • You are divorcing because of irreconcilable differences.
  • You have lived in Idaho for the last 6 full weeks in a row.
  • Your spouse is not protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003.

Family Law Interactive Court Forms

  • Custody Petition Packet - Use this interactive form packet if you are not married to the other parent, have minor children together, and you are ready to file for custody in Idaho.
  • Divorce Petition Packet (No Minor Children) - Use this interactive form packet if the statements above are all true and you are ready to file for divorce. You cannot use these forms if you and your spouse have minor children together.
  • Finalize Your Divorce by Stipulation (No Minor Children) - Use this interactive form packet if the statements above are all true, you and your spouse have agreed on the divorce terms, and you are ready to finalize the divorce. You cannot use these forms if you and your spouse have minor children together.
  • Finalize Your Divorce by Default (No Minor Children) - Use this interactive form packet if the statements above are all true, your spouse has NOT filed a response, it's been more than 20 days since your spouse was served, and you are ready to finalize the divorce. You cannot use these forms if you and your spouse have minor children together.
  • Family Case Response (No Minor Children) - Use this interactive form packet if the statements above are all true, and you wish to respond to a petition in a family case lawsuit that does not involve minor children.

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Table of Contents

  1. Custody Petition Packet
  2. Divorce with Minor Children Petition Packet
  3. Separate and Community Personal Property Exhibits
  4. Divorce Petition Packet (No Children)
  5. Divorce by Stipulation (No Minor Children)
  6. Divorce by Default (No Minor Children)
  7. Family Case Response Without Children Self-Help Form

Custody Petition Packet

The following interactive interview will guide you through a series of questions to help you complete court forms to file a Custody Petition in Idaho.

Note: This interview has been developed for custody petition that are fairly simple where there is (at least) relative agreement between the parents about the children and custody. The interview will work for you if

  • You and the other parent are not married now and have never been married to each other
  • You and the other parent have at least one minor child together
  • The minor children are under the age of 18 years, or under 19 years and still attending High School
  • The minor children in common have lived in Idaho for the last 6 consecutive months (or for their entire lives if they are less than 6 months old)
  • Neither the mother or the father adopted or had a child that is not also the child of the other party
  • No one else claims custody or visitation rights with the children

If any of the above statements are not true for you, this interview is not designed to work for your situation. Please visit or call your local Court Assistance Office for help.

The information you will need to complete the custody petition packet interview includes:

  • Current child support order or completed Idaho child support worksheets
  • Completed Parenting Plan
  • Completed Income Affidavit
  • You and the other parent’s full legal name and birth date
  • You and the other parent’s mailing address and contact phone numbers
  • Your minor children’s full legal names and birth dates
  • Your minor children’s current address
  • The living arrangements of the minor children for the past 5 years

Note: If you need to obtain or need help completing the Idaho Child Support Worksheets, Parenting Plan and Income Affidavit forms, contact your local Court Assistance Officer or Family Court Services Officer.

 

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If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

Divorce with Minor Children Petition Packet

The following interactive interview will guide you through a series of questions to help you complete court forms to file a divorce with minor children in Idaho.

Note: This interview has been developed for divorces that are fairly simple and there is (at least) relative agreement between spouses about the children, custody, and property. The interview will work for you if

  • You and your spouse are divorcing due to irreconcilable differences
  • Neither you nor your spouse have a pension or retirement
  • You and your spouse have minor children together
  • The minor children have lived in Idaho for the last 6 months (or for their entire life if they are less than 6 months of age)
  • You have lived in Idaho for the last 6 weeks
  • All minor children were born to and/or adopted by both the mother and father
  • No one else claims custody or visitation rights with the children

If any of the above statements are not true for you, this interview will not work for you. Please visit or call your local Court Assistance Office for help.

The information you will need to complete the divorce petition packet interview includes:

  • Current child support order or completed Idaho child support worksheets
  • Completed Parenting Plan
  • Completed Income Affidavit
  • You and your spouse’s full legal name and birth date
  • You and your spouse’s mailing address and contact phone numbers
  • You and your spouse’s employer name (if applicable)
  • You or your spouse’s attorney name (if applicable)
  • Date, city, state/country (if foreign country) of your marriage
  • Your minor children’s full legal names and birth dates
  • Your minor children’s current address
  • Where and with who the minor children have lived for the past 5 years
  • Separate property, community personal property, and community real property that you would like the court to define as either your’s or your spouse’s
  • Legal description of real estate (if applicable)
  • Outstanding community debts

Note: If you need to get, or need help completing, the Idaho Child Support Worksheets, Parenting Plan and Income Affidavit forms, contact your local Court Assistance Officer or Family Court Services Officer.

 

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If you don’t have all of the needed information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Separate and Community Personal Property Exhibits

An interactive form is available for free to seniors and low income individuals seeking the Separate and Community Personal Property Exhibits for the Divorce with Minor Children Petition Packet in Idaho. This form should be completed and added to your Divorce with Minor Children Petition Packet prior to filing.

The information you will need to complete the Claim of Exemption interview includes:

  • The types property you and your spouse currently own.
  • Property owned solely by either you or your spouse
  • The full legal description of any real estate

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Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, “LawHelp Interactive”.

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If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Divorce Petition Packet (No Children)

The following interactive interview will guide you through a series of questions to help you complete court forms to file a divorce (with no minor children) in Idaho.

Note: This interview has been developed for divorces that are fairly simple and there is (at least) relative agreement between spouses about debts and property.

The information you will need to complete the divorce petition packet interview includes:

  • You and your spouse’s full legal name.
  • You and your spouse’s mailing address.
  • You and your spouse’s contact phone numbers (or message phones).
  • You and your spouse’s social security number.
  • You and your spouse’s birth date.
  • You and your spouse’s employer name (if applicable).
  • You or your spouse’s attorney name (if applicable).
  • Date, city, state/country (if foreign country) of your marriage
  • Separate property, community personal property, and community real property that you would like the court to define as either your’s or your spouse’s.
  • Legal description of real estate (if applicable).
  • Outstanding community debts.

 

Idaho State SealTo begin click HERE! Interactive Icon

Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, “LawHelp Interactive”.

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If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Divorce by Stipulation (No Minor Children)

Finalize Your Divorce by Stipulation (No Children)

Use this interactive form packet if you and your spouse have agreed on the divorce terms, and you are ready to finalize the divorce. You cannot use these forms if you and your spouse have minor children together.

The information you will need for the interactive forms to finalize your divorce by stipulation includes:

 

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If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Divorce by Default (No Minor Children)

Finalize Your Divorce by Default (No Children)

Use this interactive form packet if your spouse has NOT filed a response, it's been more than 20 days since your spouse was served, and you are ready to finalize the divorce. You cannot use these forms if you and your spouse have minor children together.

The information you will need for the interactive forms to finalize your divorce by default includes:

 

Court Approved FormsTo begin click HERE! Interactive Court Forms

Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, “LawHelp Interactive”.

Don't forget, you must have the Adobe Flash Player to use the interactive forms.

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If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Family Case Response Without Children Self-Help Form

Family Case Response without Minor Children

Use this interactive form packet if you wish to respond to a petition in a family case lawsuit that does not involve minor children.

Important information needed to complete the family case response (without minor children) interview includes:

  • A copy of the Petition you are answering.
  • Your mailing address and a contact phone number.
  • The petitioner's name and address as they appear in the Petition.
  • The petitioner's attorney's name and address (if any) as they appear in the Petition.
  • The case number and county where the case was filed.
  • Your response to each paragraph in the Petition. You are only allowed to respond in the following ways:
    (1) Admit - this means you agree with everything in the paragraph.
    (2) Deny - this means you disagree with everything in the paragraph.
    (3) Deny, because of not enough information - this means you have read the paragraph, but have too little information or knowledge about what is in the paragraph to admit or deny it.
    (4) Admit a portion - this means you agree with part of the paragraph, but disagree with the rest of it.
  • You are allowed to give an “affirmative defense”, but it must be specifically stated in your answer. Rule 8(c) of the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure lists several affirmative defenses. Properly raising and asserting affirmative defenses can be very difficult. You are strongly urged to consult with an attorney to find out if an affirmative defense applies or should be raised in your case.

 

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If you don’t have all of the needed information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.