On this portion of the website, you will find the paperwork you need for many aspects of family law including how to file for a divorce, child custody, and proof paperwork has been served.
If you need additional information on how to navigate a family law issue or fill out the necessary paperwork, please visit our resources page.
The divorce process consists of three parts – filing, serving and then finalizing. If you are not sure where to start, the instructions below can help explain the process.
Please make sure you are using the proper paperwork based on your family’s situation.
First Step – Filing for Divorce
For help with the Parenting Plan and child support calculations, please contact Family Court Services at 208-287-7600.
Second Step – Serving Paperwork
Third Step – Finalizing the Divorce
|Instruction 7-1 Finalizing Divorce by Default (CAO D)|
|Motion and Affidavit for Default (CAO FLPi 7-1)|
|Default (CAO FLPi 7-4)|
|Affidavit in Support of Default Decree No Children (CAO D 7-6)|
|Forms Needed for Some Default Cases|
|Motion Affidavit Default Counterclaim (Cv 7-3)|
|Notice of Intent to Default (Cv 7-5X)|
|Decree for Divorce Without Children|
|Divorce Decree No Minor children (CAO D 8-3)|
|Decree for Divorce With Children|
|Divorce Decree Children (CAO D 8-1)|
|Child Support Order Transmittal (CSS 809)|
|Guidelines for courtroom Behavior (CAO Cv Inst 4-1)|
|Sample Default with Children Hearing Narrative (CAO D Inst 8-5)|
|Amended Decree and Stipulation|
|Stipulation for Amended Divorce Decree (D 9-1)|
Modification of a Decree, Judgment or Order
These forms can be used to modify divorce decrees, as well as child support and custody orders, judgment and decrees.
If you are changing Child Support you will need the following Forms.
|Changing Child Support Forms|
|Affidavit Verifying Income Child Support (CAO FL 1-11)|
|Shared Custody Worksheet (CAO FL 1-12)|
|Standard Child Support Worksheet (CAO Fl 1-13)|
If you are changing Custody/Visitation you will also need
|Parenting Plan (CAO FL 3)|
For help with the Parenting Plan and Child Support calculations, please contact Family Court Services at 208-287-7600.
Custody, Support, and Paternity
On this portion of the website, you’ll find information on filing for custody, child support and the paperwork you’ll need to prove paternity, among other things.
Additional child support and custody paperwork may also be found in our divorce section.
For Help with the Parenting Plan and Child Support calculations, please contact Family Court Services at 208-287-7600.
Use these forms if you have an already existing Health and Welfare child support order/judgment/decree in Ada County and you are trying to consolidate it with a custody or divorce action.
If you have filed a divorce or custody case and the Department of Health and Welfare has filed a separate case against either parent to establish a child support order, you should file documents to ask the court to combine the child support case with the divorce or custody case you have filed. The support and custody issues regarding your child/children will then be in the same file and heard by the same judge.
You can find forms for all other Idaho counties from the statewide Court Assistance Project website www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov.
|Consolidation of Cases|
|Consolidate Cases (CAO GCS Inst 4-18)|
|Motion to Consolidate (CAO GCS 4-18)|
|Notice of Hearing on Motion to Consolidate (CAO GCS 4-19)|
|Order to Consolidate (CAO GCS 4-21)|
|Consolidate Stipulation (CAO GCS 4-20)|
In a case to establish paternity (legally confirm the identity of the biological father of a child or children), any party may ask the judge to order the mother, the alleged father and the child to participate in genetic tests to determine paternity.
There are separate steps to follow if the Department of Health and Welfare is a party in the case. Please read the paperwork listed below carefully and if you can, talk with an attorney.
|Forms if Health and Welfare is Not Involved in your Case|
|Instruction for Motion for Genetic Tests (CAO PPi 4-7)|
|Motion for Order for Genetic Tests (CAO FL 4-7)|
|Order for Genetic Tests (CAO FL 4-14)|
|Notice of Hearing Genetic Tests (CAO FL 4-13)|
Guardianship of a Minor
The guardianship paperwork posted here should only be used when both parents have given consent, or when parents are served in a guardianship case. If you have a guardianship case, we highly recommend you talk with an attorney.
People involved in Ada County guardianship cases can get the required annual status report paperwork and required annual accounting report paperwork from the Guardianship Monitoring Program. Call 208-287-7652 or visit the Guardianship Monitoring Program website.
Termination of Guardianship of a Minor
The paperwork in this section is used to respond to a family law case that you are named in. Use the sub categories to help you find the correct paperwork for your situation. As always, these instructions are not a substitute for legal advice. We recommend you talk with a lawyer before filing any paperwork.
For help with the Parenting Plan and Child Support Calculations, please contact Family Court Services at 208-287-7600.
Marriage of a Minor
These forms are used if an individual 15 years of age or younger wants to get married in the state of Idaho.