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  Welcome to Family Court Services Sixth Judicial District Counties Of Bannock-Bear Lake- Caribou-Franklin-Oneida-Power Striving to empower families to make their own decisions through educational programs & support services. RE: Idaho Supreme Court Response To COVID-19 Emergency Family Court Services staff are working remotely until further notice. All FCS Content...

Guardianship

Sixth Judicial District Guardianship and Conservatorship Monitoring Program Sandra E. Thoen, B.S. Health Care Administration Guardianship and Conservatorship Monitoring Coordinator  sandrat@bannockcounty.us  (208)-236-7422 What is a Guardian?  A Guardian is a court-appointed person responsible for the care, custody, and control of the PERSON under guardianship on a temporary or permanent basis....

Why Supervised Visits?  Third-person visitation arrangement is often called "supervised visitation" for many reasons, like: To give the visiting parent a chance to address specific issues, To help reintroduce a parent after a long absence To help introduce a parent and a child when there has been no existing relationship...

Parenting Plan Information

Parenting Plan Information "It is important Parents remember this is about the needs of the child. Parents should remain flexible. It may require some sacrifices on the part of the adults. You will be less likely to experience  difficulty if you can truly think about it from the child’s point...

Focus on Children

Focus On Children Workshop The workshop is mandatory throughout the state of Idaho & consistently demonstrates its effectiveness in keeping parents focused on reducing conflict for the sake of their children. Idaho Supreme Court Response to COVID-19  Focus on Children In-Person Classes have been transitioned to our online format.   You...

Open Letter To Parents

Open Letter To Parents IN THE MAGISTRATES DIVISION OF THE DISTRICT COURT IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO An open letter to all Parents regarding the Parenting Workshop “Focus on the Children” We recognize that you may have come to the Court for different reasons. Many of you are...

Family Court Services

 Welcome to Family Court Services Sixth Judicial District Counties Of Bannock-Bear Lake-Caribou-Franklin-Oneida-Power Striving to empower families to make their own decisions through educational programs & support services. RE: Idaho Supreme Court Response To COVID-19  Family Court Services staff are working remotely until further notice. All Services Are Accessible Through Our...

Long Distance Parenting

Long Distance Parenting CHILDREN FEEL LOVED IF THEY HAVE REGULAR CONTACT WITH PARENTS. Children feel they are not loved by a parent who doesn’t see them regularly. Children interpret lack of contact as lack of love. So that children feel loved, it is very important for parents to work together...

Mediation

Mediation is a process where  a third-party person, known as a Mediator, is appointed by the courts to help parties move toward a mutually acceptable agreement about custody and visitation.  Mediation is confidential and involves both parents meeting one or more times with a court approved mediator. Each party has...

Ready for Mediation?

How Ready Am I for Mediation? When a relationship is coming to an end or has ended, cooperating with the other parent is not always easy. Sometimes one parent believes the other has caused the feelings of disappointment, loss, and pain. This questionnaire will help you realize how ready you are...

20 Divorce Facts

Twenty “Facts” About Divorce* Divorce is always painful for children, no matter how old they are. Divorce does not end the relationship between your spouse, it just changes the rules of the relationship. You are not the only parent going through divorce. You do not have to hate your spouse to get...

Child Development

Child Development and Parents Who Don't Live Together In general, Children need residential arrangements that A) are specific and predictable, B) keep them out of the middle of their parents' conflict, C) keep changes to a minimum, and D) allow for healthy relationships with each parent. SPECIFIC AND PREDICTABLE schedules...

Default Divorce Guidelines

Guidelines For A Default Divorce  A default divorce may occur when both parties agree on all issues. There are basic steps and documents required to complete a default divorce. 1. COMPLAINT – (You will need an original and two copies) a. Must contain a standard court heading, including jurisdiction of...

Parents Living Apart

To Cope with Parents Living Apart, Children Need… Love Children measure how much parents love them by how much contact they have with each parent. Contact every day or every week with a parent feels like lots of love. No contact at all feels like no love at all. Have...