How to Get Visitation Rights in Idaho and Be Happy

Creating a visitation plan or parenting schedule that satisfies everyone involved is often a challenging task for those going through divorce in Boise, Nampa or other cities in Idaho. In Idaho, the courts will consider the children's best interests when making decisions about custody and visitation.

Once "legal" custody is decided, which outlines which parent has, or how the parents share, the responsibility, authority, and decision-making regarding the children's health, safety, welfare, and education, the court will determine "physical" custody and visitation.

Idaho courts look at various factors when deciding physical custody and visitation, which is why it is crucial for divorcing parents to seek help from an experienced family law attorney.

Gravis Law is an Idaho family law firm that assists clients in Boise, Meridian, and nearby areas in understanding their visitation rights and navigating Idaho family law.

Learn more about child custody and visitation rights in Idaho and how an attorney can help protect and obtain those rights.

Understanding Child Visitation Laws in Idaho

In custody cases in Idaho where parents are getting divorced, visitation refers to the right of the parent who does not have primary custody to see the children, or temporary custody given to the parent without primary custody or to relatives.

Typically, Idaho courts operate under the assumption that it is good for children to have shared custody and visitation with both biological parents, unless there is evidence showing this would not be best for the child. Biological parents who are denied physical custody can still get visitation rights in Idaho to help the relationship between the child and parent.

Like in other states, Idaho's laws about visitation for grandparents, other relatives, or third parties are not as clear. Although Idaho does have guidelines for third-party visitation rights in certain situations, these laws are often challenged.

Idaho courts try to make visitation decisions that are in the child's best interest. Fortunately, courts have significant flexibility in choosing the most suitable visitation arrangement.

Idaho Child Visitation Considerations

In the state of Idaho, there are a few circumstances where a biological parent of a minor child can pursue visitation privileges. These circumstances include ongoing divorce proceedings, custody disputes, or visitation petitions on their own.

When looking at any visitation requests in Idaho, the courts take into account what is in the best interest of the child. This determination is based on factors laid out in Idaho's laws concerning visitation and custody. These factors include things like the wishes of the parents and child, the child's relationships with parents and others, the child's adjustment to home/school/community, and the mental and physical health of all involved.

In some instances, Idaho courts may award visitation rights to the grandparents of a minor child if visitation is deemed to be in their best interest.

How an Idaho Divorce Attorney Can Protect Your Visitation Rights

Child custody and visitation issues can be complicated, emotional, and heated. No matter if your divorce is friendly or antagonistic, our Boise family law attorneys can assist you in navigating Idaho's custody and visitation laws to get the best result. We will meet with you to talk about the elements that Idaho courts use to decide visitation, any unique aspects of your case, and how those matters might apply to your circumstances under Idaho family law.

Get in touch with Gravis Law today for a consultation and to find out more about how our Boise family law practice can help you understand Idaho's divorce law.

At Gravis Law, we are dedicated to safeguarding your visitation rights.