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Divorce in Idaho

Before filing for divorce in Idaho, you should take the time to learn about the state's divorce requirements as well as the process for obtaining a divorce. Your Idaho divorce attorney can explain the legal requirements in more detail.

Idaho Divorce Basics

Residency Requirement: Idaho law requires that either you or your spouse must have been a state resident for at least six weeks prior to filing for divorce.

Filing for Divorce: The Idaho divorce process begins when you and your divorce lawyer file a Divorce Complaint with the family law court in the county in which your spouse resides. If your spouse lives outside of Idaho, you'll file your divorce complaint in the county in which you reside.

Property Division: Idaho is a community property state, which means that most property acquired during the marriage is considered to be jointly owned by both spouses and must be divided equally as part of the divorce.

Child Custody: If you and your spouse have minor children, you'll have to reach a child custody agreement that explains which parent has physical and legal custody and how visitation will be handled. You and your spouse's Idaho divorce attorneys can help you negotiate an agreement if you're unable to reach a custody agreement. If you can't come to a mutually agreeable solution, then the judge hearing your divorce case will make these decisions for you.

Find & Hire an Idaho Divorce Lawyer

Divorces can be tricky, particularly if you and your spouse have young children or substantial assets. An Idaho family law attorney can help protect your interests while helping you negotiate a fair divorce settlement.

If you need help locating an Idaho divorce attorney in your area, contact at 877-913-7222 or use the form on this page. Our free service can quickly match you with local Idaho family law lawyers.