Family Courts
Bannock County 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 Emergency
Family Court Services staff are working remotely until further notice.

All FCS Content is Accessible Online
In-Person Office Hours are T & W / 9-5

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.

SERVICES OFFERED- Use our Menu on the left or contact Family Court to learn more about our services.

Attorney Workshops (Free/Monthly)
Brief Focused (Family) Assessments

Case Coordination 
Child Custody Mediation
Child Interviews
Children's Support/Groups Referrals

Community Resources
Community Education
Court Assistance Forms
Court Assistance Form Workshops
Domestic Violence Court/Services
Focus on Children Workshop
Co-Parent Education/Referrals

Guardian & Conservator Monitoring
Intake/Mediation Screenings
Internship Programs
Legal Resources
Co-Parenting Applications (Apps)
Parenting Time Evals. (Custody Evals.)
Parenting Coordination
Parenting Plan Assistance

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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Children's Needs- Coping with parents living apart...
Child development and parents who don't live together

Lawyer Referral Service

Lacy Parker, LMSW, FCSM
Family Court Services Manager

Arianne Despain
FCS Admin. Assistant

Rebekah Gruel
Lead Court Assistance Officer

Kimberly Talbot, LSW, MPH
Domestic Violence Court Coordinator

Sandra Thoen, BS
Guardian & Conservator Monitoring Coordinator

DV High Risk Court Coordinator

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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