The following interactive interview will guide you through a series of questions to help you complete court forms to file a Custody Petition in Idaho.
Note: This interview has been developed for custody petition that are fairly simple where there is (at least) relative agreement between the parents about the children and custody. The interview will work for you if:
- You and the other parent are not married now and have never been married to each other
- You and the other parent have at least one minor child together
- The minor children are under the age of 18 years, or under 19 years and still attending High School
- The minor children in common have lived in Idaho for the last 6 consecutive months (or for their entire lives if they are less than 6 months old)
- Neither the mother or the father adopted or had a child that is not also the child of the other party
- No one else claims custody or visitation rights with the children
If any of the above statements are not true for you, this interview is not designed to work for your situation. Please visit or call your local Court Assistance Office for help.
The information you will need to complete the custody petition packet interview includes:
- Current child support order or completed Idaho child support worksheets
- Completed Parenting Plan
- Completed Income Affidavit
- You and the other parent's full legal name and birth date
- You and the other parent's mailing address and contact phone numbers
- Your minor children's full legal names and birth dates
- Your minor children's current address
- The living arrangements of the minor children for the past 5 years
Note: If you need to obtain or need help completing the Idaho Child Support Worksheets, Parenting Plan and Income Affidavit forms, contact your local Court Assistance Officer or Family Court Services Officer.
Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, "LawHelp Interactive".
If you don't have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.
To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.