Family Courts
Bannock County Family Court Services

Welcome to the Sixth Judicial District, Family Court Services
Family Court is striving to empower families to make their own decisions through educational programs and support services, reducing the need for intensive, costly judicial intervention. 

Contact Us
Lacy Parker, LMSW
Idaho Supreme Court
Sixth Judicial District
Family Court Services Manager 
624 East Center Street Room 106
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7416
Fax: 208-236-7431
lacyp@bannockcounty.us

DeeAnn Gunn
Family Court Services
Administrative  Assistant
208-236-7432
deeanng@bannockcounty.us

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. Parents engaged with FCS experience a legal system working with them.  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. 

The Family Court Services office provides the following:
  • Community resources & referrals.
  • Information, training and up to date provider rosters for core services including;
    Co-Parenting Education/ Focus on Children/ Silver Linings- Children’s Support Group
    Mediation
    Brief Focused Assessments
    Supervised Access Providers a.k.a Supervised Visits
    Parenting Time Evaluations a.k.a Custody Evaluations
    Parenting Coordinators
    Legal Resources
  • Coordination and facilitation of the co-parenting education workshop, Focus on the Children.
    Classes for the Sixth Judicial District are held in Bannock, Caribou and Franklin County.
    Please click on the Focus on Children Class link for updated class schedules or call at 208-236-7416.

Interactive Divorce Forms on the Idaho Supreme Court Website
Includes Acceptance of Service Form, Notice of Request for Hearing and Filing of Parenting Agreement, Affidavit Verifying Income, Parenting Plan Checklist etc.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Family Court offers Supreme Court approved funding to eligible parties.
Please click on the link below for an application and more information about funding options. 

Family Court Services Application and Affidavit For Financial Assistance

HELPFUL LINKS
Twenty Facts about Divorce

Children’s Needs- Coping with parents living apart…
Child development and parents who don’t live together Family Resource Booklet 

Mediation

Introduction to Mediation
How Ready am I for Mediation?
Sixth District Approved Child Custody Mediators
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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