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In the state of Idaho, a marriage can only be dissolved by the death of one or both parties or "by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction decreeing a divorce of the parties" as stated in Idaho Statute § 32-601. As a no-fault divorce state, no grounds are needed to obtain a divorce besides citing an irretrievably broken marriage. Adultery, abuse, and insanity can all lead to a divorce, but there are no legal requirements to cite such reasons for two spouses to dissolve their marriage.
Divorce involves a number of other family law matters. When you and your spouse go your separate ways, you will need to go through the process of property division to divide your marital property equally between both parties. In order for this process to result in a fair division, your marital property must be correctly separated from your sole property, which requires the assessment of a skilled divorce attorney.
If you already have a court order for custody, visitation, or support, you may instead need to request a modification. Changes in circumstances could cause you to violate your court order unless you can have it modified by a judge.
Not all divorces require litigation! In some circumstances, both spouses can come to an agreement regarding their divorce. This includes all of the different details, such as custody and spousal support. If you and your spouse believe that you can come to an amicable agreement on each area of your divorce, you may be able to pursue an uncontested divorce through collaborative law or mediation. If not, you will have to go to court and argue your case before a judge, who will make the final decision on your behalf.
Roy, Nielson, Platts, McGee & Schoettger has experience in the most complex cases, particularly litigation. We are more than capable of getting the results that you need no matter how difficult your divorce may seem. We focus on providing cost-effective representation that gets results without wreaking havoc on your budget. We are also attentive and excellent at communication, keeping our clients informed and assisting them throughout their cases.
Learn more during an initial case evaluation when you contact our firm at (208) 918-0142 today!