A divorce is one of the most emotional ordeals of life you will ever experience, especially when children are involved. Â Each case is unique.Â The lawyers of Goss Gustavel Goss, PLLC are capable and ready if an aggressive fight is needed to get custody of the children, enforce visitation rights, obtain a favorable division of assets, or resolve other family law issues.Â At the same time, we are sensitive to problems that can be resolved amicably.Â Sometimes there is no reason to cause friction or complicate an already difficult court battle.Â We recognize when mediation or other alternative dispute resolution is the better course.
We guide and coach you through every step of a divorce, whether it is simple and quick or complex and lengthy.Â Idaho law allows divorces for the following reasons:
Depending on the situation, the court may grant alimony to a divorcing spouse.Â Our attorneys are completely familiar with the factors that the court will take into consideration, and will use these to support your case.
Idaho is a community property state.Â Generally, all assets acquired during the marriage are divided equally during a divorce. These may include real estate, sole proprietorships, legal liability corporations, and almost all other assets.Â A few assets are exempt from equal division:
Idaho law requires that the best interests of the child be considered when awarding custody to one or both parents or grandparents.Â The court examines:
Sometimes couples decide to separate permanently instead of getting a legal divorce. Similar to a divorce, a formal decree of legal separation provides for:
These are court orders that divide one spouse’s employee benefits in a pension or retirement plan during a divorce. We fight for a favorable QDRO whenever appropriate.
We also help resolve other family law issues including:
ContactÂ Goss Gustavel Goss, PLLCÂ at (208) 345-9974 to be represented by a firm that recognizes the emotional trauma involved in your personal and family legal issues.Â We put our clients at ease until a resolution is found.