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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 203. Pleadings Allowed.


(a) Family Law Pleadings. Only these pleadings are allowed in family law actions:


(1) a petition;


(2) an answer to a petition, which may include a counterclaim;


(3) an answer to a counterclaim designated as a counterclaim;


(4) an answer to cross claim;


(5) a third-party petition;


(6) an answer to third-party petition; and


(7) if the court orders one, a reply to an answer.


(b) Civil Protection Order Pleadings. Only these pleadings are allowed in civil protection order actions:


(1) a petition; and


(2) an application for modification, termination or renewal of civil protection order.


(c) Designation of Pleadings. Each pleading must have one of the above designations and must comply with Rule 208.


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

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Idaho Supreme Court

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

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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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