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Idaho Legal Aid Services will hold a pre-filing workshop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to provide assistance in filling out forms associated with divorce, custody, child support and protection orders. The event will be held at the Ada County Victim Services Center, 417 S 6th Street, Boise from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on July 11, 2024.  Call 208-577-4400 to RSVP.
The attached packet contains templates you can use to file an Ex Parte Emergency Custody Motion in your child custody or divorce case. 
Attached is a Word.doc template for a Motion for Temporary Orders for temporary custody, visitation, and/or support in a pending family law matter. You may use this template to draft your own motion.  Please review the advice and additional documents needed for this motion in the Temporary Orders Packet, created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Idaho Law Foundation, and the Women's and Children's Alliance, attached. 
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. has created a Custody Basics Guide to explain legal and physical custody in Idaho, as well as joint v. sole custody. Please view the attached document for more information.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has created a guide on How to Gather Technology Abuse Evidence for Court, whether as evidence in a civil protection order case, a custody case, or a divorce case.  To view this guide, please visit:
The Uniform Family Law Interrogatories are questions to ask the other party to gain information and evidence regarding your family law case. You can edit this document as necessary for your case. 
The attached PDFs describe the Idaho child custody court process generally and in more detail for custody and divorces with minor children cases. These PDFs show the stages of a court case you will go through before the judge enters an order regarding a divorce with custody, visitation, and/or child support or a custody, visitation, and/or child support judgment.
At the Women's and Children's Alliance (WCA) in Ada County, Court Advocates are able to provide a number of services to those that have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Court Advocates are able to assist petitioners in seeking protection orders by helping them fill out protection order petitions and accompanying them to court. Individuals may also contact the WCA for divorce and/or custody referrals to legal agencies, information regarding family law processes, as well as for opportunities to access free legal information from volunteer attorneys.
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Example brief where issues include relocating out of state with children in a custody dispute.

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