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