Child Custody Lawyers in Coeur D’Alene

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At Walsh & Lewis PLLC, our Coeur d’Alene child custody lawyers have more than two decades of experience in family law. Our experience in this specific area of law gives us the necessary insight into dealing with the related procedures, paperwork, and legislation. We can efficiently guide you throughout the legal process while fighting for your best interests and protecting your rights. Children on playground

Regardless of how complicated your situation may seem, we have the skills necessary to help you resolve your child custody concerns in a timely and professional manner. You can count on us to provide you with the effective and personalized representation you need and deserve. We recognize the importance of protecting the well-being of your child and will work to help you face these difficult legal matters.

Facing legal custody matters? Call for a FREE consultation with our Coeur d’Alene child custody attorneys today!​​​

Why Should You Choose Us?

  • We have over two decades of experience
  • We have a track record of success
  • We are accessible to our clients
  • We offer free consultations

How is Custody Determined?

When determining who has custody of a child after a divorce, Idaho courts will take into account many different factors but will primarily focus on what is in the best interests of the child. The court will decide who has physical custody of the child as well as legal custody.

  • Physical custody refers to where the child will spend most or all of their time.
  • Legal custody refers to the decision-making abilities granted to either of the parents in regards to the child’s healthcare, religion, education, and general upbringing.

Joint Custody in Idaho

Courts in Idaho operate based on the presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child as long as there is no history of domestic violence within the family. With joint custody, the child will be able to spend time with both parents and hopefully have a healthy and happy upbringing.

However, joint custody does not mean equal custody; it simply means that the child spends significant amounts of time with both parents. In situations where the parents have shared custody, the parents devise a visitation schedule to determine when and where the parents will be able to spend time with their child.

Child Custody Laws in Idaho

When determining custody, the courts consider the following, and more:

  • Child’s wishes
  • Parents’ wishes
  • History of domestic violence
  • Circumstances and character of all parties involved
  • Child’s relationships with friends, family, etc.
  • Child’s adjustment to their community, school, and home
  • The need to promote stability and continuity in the child’s life

Get the Results You Need

For proficient, individualized, and compassionate representation, contact Walsh & Lewis PLLC today. Our child custody lawyers in Coeur d’Alene and all five counties of North Idaho will do everything in our power to help you get the results you need. Visit our office today and find out why we are the number one choice of representation for countless individuals living in Idaho.

To learn more about our attorneys at Walsh & Lewis PLLC and how we can help you, call us today at (208) 712-8292.

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