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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 1001. Other Family Law Services and Resources.

In addition to services prescribed elsewhere in these rules, the court may order the services set forth in this rule, if available, in a family law case.


A. Mental health services.  The court may order parties to engage in mental health services, including, but not limited to, counseling and other therapeutic interventions.


B. Substance abuse screening and testing in cases where custody or parenting time are at issue.  Upon an allegation or showing that a party has abused drugs or alcohol, including prescription medication, the court may order substance abuse screening and random testing of that party. The court shall designate the frequency of testing and apportion responsibility for payment of screening and testing.


C. Parent education.  The court may order the parties to engage in parent education.  The court may order supplemental or additional education, such as parenting skills classes and parental conflict resolution classes.


D. Family violence prevention services, domestic violence shelters, and advocacy services.  Goals of the court include prevention of domestic violence and protection of parties and children from domestic violence. In pursuit of these goals, the court may implement family violence prevention services, including, but not limited to, family violence prevention centers and victim advocacy services. If the court finds evidence of an act or threat of domestic violence in a case, the court may refer the parties to services that the court deems appropriate for victims and batterers.


(Adopted April 2, 2014, effective for early adopters July 1, 2014, effective statewide July 1, 2015; amended April 27, 2016, effective July 1, 2016.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford



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