If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Boise Idaho you have come to the right place. At the Boise Divorce Law Center you will find experienced Boise divorce attorneys who can help you get results. Part of a Boise Divorce Attorneys role is to provide you information to help you make decisions and to help you understand. On this page you will find helpful information about divorce in Idaho. For your convenience, you will also find a "Quick Contact" to right. If you would like to forward your information to divorce lawyer in Boise Idaho you can use the quick contact to forward your information to a Boise divorce attorney right now. You can also call, (208)472-2383.
Community Property- Idaho is a community property state. What does this mean for you? In general when you marry all of your income becomes community income, unless it is generated from a separate income source such as an inheritance or alimony from a previous marriage. Anything you purchase with this income becomes community property. Also, any savings of community funds becomes community property. Any debt that is secured based upon the community's income becomes community debt. Your separate property can be changed into community property through a legal action called transmutation. This occurs when you gift your separate property to the community. Not all states are community property states and community property law varies between states.
Grounds for Divorce in Idaho - Idaho recognizes no fault and fault divorce. There are two grounds for no fault and those are irreconcilable differences and when the parties have not cohabited for 5 years or more. Fault divorce consists of adultery, extreme cruelty, willful desertion, willful neglect, habitual intemperance, felony conviction and permanent insanity. If you choose anything other than irreconcilable differences you must prove the grounds with credible evidence. The most common divorce action is irreconcilable difference.
Default Divorce- If you file for divorce in Idaho and the other party fails to respond to your complaint for divorce your divorce lawyer can take by default. Clients and their Boise Divorce Attorneys regularly do this when the other party has agreed or stated that they will not challenge the divorce or when the other party erroneously believes that if they do not respond that the divorce won't be granted. If the other party does not respond you will get everything that you have asked for in your complaint, within the limits of the law.
Spousal Support aka Alimony- Although not routinely awarded, if you file for divorce in Idaho spousal support is a possibility. The judges look at several factors in determining if an award of spousal support is approriate. Idaho Code 32-705 outlines these criteria. In general where a divorce in Idaho is granted the judge can award support if he or she finds that one party does not have sufficient property to to provide for their reasonable needs and is unable to support themselves through employment. Among other things, the judge must consider things such as the age of the party seeking support and the time in which that party may acquire an education or training by which they can support themselves. In general, in Idaho, Alimony is only a temporary award. It is ordered to allow the party receiving alimony to get "up and running"
There are many issues to consider when you file for divorce in Idaho. Do yourself a favor and find a divorce lawyer in Boise Idaho who knows the issues. There a lots and lots of Boise divorce attorneys but only one Boise Divorce Law Center. Call today for your free consultation, (208)472-2384. You will be glad you did.