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

These rules govern the procedure in the magistrate’s division of the district court in the State of Idaho in all actions for divorce, legal separation, child support, child custody, and paternity; all proceedings pursuant to the Domestic Violence Crime Prevention Act; all actions pursuant to the De Facto Custodian Act; and all proceedings, judgments or decrees related to the establishment, modification, or enforcement of orders in such actions, except contempt. These rules shall not apply to actions arising under the Child Protection Act, actions for adoption, actions for termination of parental rights, or actions for guardianship or conservatorship. These rules shall be liberally construed and enforced in a manner to secure the just, prompt and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.


(Adopted April 2, 2014, effective for early adopters July 1, 2014, effective statewide July 1, 2015; amended April 23, 2015, effective July 1, 2015.)

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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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