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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 101. Scope of the Rules.


(a) Title. These rules may be known and cited as the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure, or abbreviated I.R.F.L.P.


(b) Applicability. These rules govern the procedure in the magistrate’s division of the district court in the state of Idaho in all family law actions for annulment, divorce, legal separation, separate maintenance, child support, child custody, grandparent visitation or custody, and paternity; all civil protection actions sought under the Idaho Domestic Crime Prevention Act, Idaho Code Title 39, Chapter 63; all actions pursuant to the De Facto Custodian Act; and all proceedings related to the establishment, registration, modification, or enforcement of judgments, decrees or orders in such actions, except contempt.


(c) These rules do not apply to actions arising under the Child Protective Act, actions for adoption, actions for termination of parental rights, actions for guardianship or conservatorship, or actions for civil protection orders sought under Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 79.


(d) These rules should be construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.


(Adopted March 29, 2021, effective July 1, 2021.)

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.


Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

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



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