Need a Divorce Lawyer in Coeur D’Alene?

We Serve All Five North Idaho Counties

Getting divorced can be an emotionally charged, intensely personal, and complicated experience. Having the knowledge of what you should expect can help decrease stress and provide you with a strong sense of security at a time when your future may seem uncertain. At Walsh & Lewis PLLC, our divorce lawyers in Coeur D’Alene serve all five counties in North Idaho and have more than two decades of combined experience with successfully handling divorce cases.

We can efficiently guide you throughout the legal process, from beginning to end, while ensuring you are not taken advantage of by the other party. Our attorneys will explain all steps of the divorce process and inform you of what you can reasonably expect. Then, we will create a strong case strategy for you that will work to retain your assets and rights, such as parental rights, rights to child support, and more.

Contact us today to get started on your free consultation.

Divorce Laws in Idaho

In order to be eligible to file for a divorce in Idaho, you need to have been a state resident for at least six weeks. Once that standard has been met, you can file for divorce at the district court in the county where either you or your spouse resides.

There is any number of valid reasons for filing for divorce in the eyes of Idaho lawmakers, most of which are easy to prove.

For a contested divorce, the legal grounds for a dissolution of marriage include:

  • Cruelty
  • Insanity
  • Adultery
  • Felony conviction
  • Desertion or neglect
  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Narcotics or alcohol addiction

How are Assets Divided During a Divorce?

Idaho applies community property law, this generally means the division of property will be divided equitably at the time of divorce. However, there are exceptions to this legal concept and determining if a particular asset is community property can be a complicated.

An asset’s characterization as community property, separate property, or a mix of community and separate property can have a significant impact on how the estate assets will be divided between the spouses. Since property division is often highly litigated between divorcing spouses the correct characterization is very important. Thus, it is crucial to have experienced legal counsel help you and assist in resolving such disputes.

Debts, savings, and value accrued on separate property during a marriage can all be considered community property in the eyes of the court. When dividing your estate, the court will take into account numerous factors, such as if there was a marital agreement in place, what both spouse’s earning capacities are, if alimony is necessary, and more.

Call a Coeur D'Alene Divorce Lawyer Today at (208) 712-8292

For effective, personalized, and compassionate legal services, contact Walsh & Lewis PLLC today. Regardless of how complicated your divorce may seem, we can help you resolve your legal issues quickly and efficiently. Call us today and set up a free case evaluation with our attorneys, where we will hear out all aspects of your situation and provide you with well-informed advice about your best options for moving forward.

To learn more about Walsh & Lewis PLLC and how we can help you, call us today at (208) 712-8292 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with a divorce attorney in Coeur D'Alene.

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