Is there alimony in Idaho?

Alimony is available in Idaho divorces if one spouse is unable to become financially stable without the other spouse's help. The goal of a support award is to ensure that both spouses can continue living the marital lifestyle (or close to it) after the divorce.

What age in Idaho can a child choose which parent to live with?

Q: At what age can a child decide which parent to live with? A: When a child turns 18 they have the legal right to move wherever they desire. Before then, there is no specific age by law when they can start making that type of decision for themselves.

How is child support determined in Idaho?

Idaho, like some other states, follows the “Income Shares Model” for child support. Under the “Income Shares Model,” a judge estimates the amount parents would spend on their children if the family was still intact. This amount is divided between each parent according to their income to create a child support award.

Do grandparents have rights in Idaho?

In the state of Idaho, grandparents have a legal right to seek visitation with their grandchildren. Court-ordered visitation rights may be requested at any time, including when the grandchild's parents are separating, divorced, or after either parent's death.

How do I get a divorce in Idaho?

To file for divorce in Idaho, you or your spouse must have resided (lived) in the state for six weeks prior to filing the divorce complaint. If you're the spouse filing for divorce (the petitioner), you'll need to identify the reason (ground) that you're seeking a divorce from the other spouse (the respondent).

What is considered community property in Idaho?

Because Idaho is a community property state, there is a law that presumes when you are married that all property that you have in the marriage is owned jointly by both you and your spouse. Community property is simply that, property that is owned jointly and equally by both the husband and the wife.