Family Court Services

Third Judicial District of Idaho

Serving Adams, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties


MISSION STATEMENT Family Court Services (FCS) supports Idaho’s Courts by assisting parents that are divorcing or never married and are working on a visitation schedule (parenting apart plan) or are modifying an existing child custody order.  FCS provides families with information and resources for alternative, non-adversarial methods of dispute resolution.  FCS staff is knowledgeable about child development and parenting apart, community resources and services.

Family Court Services offers a “tool box” of services and referrals for parents involved in family law  matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Parenting Apart Education “Focus On Children”
  • Parenting Plan Assistance
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Effective Co-Parenting Guidance
  • Child Custody Evaluators
  • Parenting Coordinators
  • Safe and secure visitation for children (Supervised Access)

Family Court Services does not provide legal advice. Those seeking to file for divorce, custody, child support, or modification of custody or child support are advised to seek legal advice or assistance. The Idaho State Bar provides a free Lawyer Referral Service .

You may obtain the instructions and court documents (fees may apply) at your local county courthouse through the Court Assistance Office.

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