7th Judicial District Court Assistance Office (Family Law)

PLEASE NOTE: The Court Assistance Office CANNOT provide assistance with Traffic Citations, Criminal Cases, Court Continuances, or Court Records.  For these matters please call the Bonneville County Court at (208) 529-1350, then press 6 for the Courts to get a listing of court departments

The Court Assistance Office was established to help pro-se (self-represented) parties navigate the paperwork necessary to pursue relief through the court system in specific family law and civil cases. The Court Assistance Office also provides informational pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, information on government and private agencies, and review of completed Court Assistance forms. However, the Court Assistance Office cannot provide legal advice or legal representation, (see full "DISCLOSURE" statement and "WARNING" below).

Court Assistance Forms Available

These forms can be purchased at any of the courthouses in the district or online at: www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov

Uncontested Divorce

Name Changes

Uncontested Child Custody

Landlord/Tenant Eviction-Nonpayment of Rent

Uncontested Child Support

Answers for Civil Cases

Uncontested Modifications of Child Custody

Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce

Uncontested Modifications of Child Support

Tenant Repairs

Partial Judgments for Sum Certain

 

Bonneville County Divorce/Custody Workshops

We are now offering Divorce Workshops to parties filing for divorce in Bonneville County. Please call the office for more information.

Office Hours:

Form reviews are available by appointment only. There may be a small form review fee.
Please note that office hours are subject to change due to holidays, training, and court assistance officer availability.

Bonneville County
Bonneville County Courthouse
Tuesday - Closed for Divorce Workshop all day
Appointments available on Mondays and Fridays
Walk-ins:  Wednesday - 8:30 - 11:00

Bingham, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Butte, Clark and Teton Counties
A detailed schedule is available at http://courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/seventh-judicial-district

Lemhi and Custer Counties
Reviews available via Video Conference; please call the office for an appointment.

Brad Rigby, District-Wide Court Assistance Officer
Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton Counties
605 North Capital Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 589-9872 Phone
(208) 524-7924 Fax
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DISCLOSURE

The Court Assistance Officer does not represent parties or any of their interests. While confidentiality practices concerning anything discussed are utilized, it is not guaranteed. The Court Assistance Officer may provide services to the opposing party/ies (other person/s involved in the same case). The Court Assistance Officer 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.

WARNING: Talk to An Attorney, If Possible

The materials and assistance you receive at the Court Assistance Office are not a substitute for legal advice. The laws and court rules are complex. Following instructions and using the forms provided to you will not guarantee a favorable result. It is always advisable to talk to a lawyer about your problem before proceeding on your own.

If you cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent you, you may be able to pay a lawyer to give you advice and review your paperwork for a lesser cost. Contact the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (208-334-4500) for the name of an attorney in your area who will provide an initial consultation for no more than $35. Even if you do not hire a lawyer to represent you throughout the proceeding, a lawyer can look over your paperwork, give you advice on how to present your evidence, and tell you whether this type of action is right for you.

The Court Assistance Office also organizes a free Attorney Workshop, focused primarily on family law.  This workshop is held in the Planning and Zoning Hearing Room, in the Bonneville County Courthouse, at 3:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.  There will be a licensed attorney available to answer your questions and provide you with a limited amount of legal advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonneville Map

Bonneville County

605 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
Phone: (208) 529-1350