Family Courts
Bannock County Family Court Services

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.

Bannock County Courthouse
624 E. Center St. Room 106
Pocatello, ID 83201
Office: 208-236-7416 / 208-236-7432 
Fax: 208-236-7431 


Family Court Services (FCS) helps resolve cases involving children and families through the combined efforts of the courts, the family, and community services in ways that are less adversarial and intrusive.

Core Services developed under the Children and Family Courts Committee (CFCC) are in bold.

Brief Focused (Family) Assessments
Case Coordination 
Child Custody Mediation
Child Interviews
Community Resources
Community Education
Court Assistance Forms
Domestic Violence Court Coordinator
Focus on Children Co-Parent Education

Guardian & Conservator Monitoring
Idaho Family Civil Intake Screening
Internship Programs
Legal Resources/Workshops
Co-Parenting Applications (Apps)
Parenting Time Evals. (Custody Evals.)
Parenting Coordination
Parenting Plan Assistance
Silver Linings (Children's Support Group)

Supervised Visits and Exchanges
Training and Peer Consultation

By utilizing FCS, parties find they have the capacity to achieve healthy transitions through change because they are empowered with information to make informed decisions about their family’s future. 

Family Court Services offers approved funding to eligible parties and services.
Click on the link for an application.


Family Court Services Application and Affidavit For Financial Assistance


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Lacy Parker, LMSW, FCSM
Family Court Services Manager
Divorce/Custody Services
208-236-7416 (Office)
208-234-7432 (Fax)

Arianne Despain
FCS Admin. Assistant

Kimberly Talbot, LSW, MPH
Domestic Violence Court Coordinator


Alex Diedi
DV High Risk Coordinator

Rebekah Gruel
Lead Court Assistance Officer

Sandra Thoen, BS
Guardian & Conservator Monitoring Coord.

NOTICE:  Family Court Services does not represent parties or any of their interests.  While confidentiality practices concerning anything discussed are utilized, it is not guaranteed.  Family Court Services may provide services to the opposing party/ies (other person/s involved in the same case).  Family Court Services can only give information; not interpretations of laws or strategies for any case.  If seeking representation, a confidential consultation, or legal advice, you will have to consult with a private attorney.

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