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Larry M. Dunn Lawyer

Larry M. Dunn

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Divorce & Family Law, Tax, Criminal, Estate

Larry Dunn has over 35 years of experience as a licensed attorney in Idaho. His experience working as an Idaho Deputy Attorney General, as a city pros... (more)

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208-375-9203

Raymond Douglas Schild Lawyer

Raymond Douglas Schild

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI, Child Custody, Divorce

Ray has been practicing in Idaho since 1989. After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1970, he graduated with his BA in Phi... (more)

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800-924-5941

Michael R. Johnson Lawyer

Michael R. Johnson

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Wills & Probate, Landlord-Tenant, Collection

Michael Johnson is a partner of Ludwig Shoufler Miller Johnson, LLP since joining the firm in July of 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Johnson was in private ... (more)

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208-387-0400

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David Hammerquist

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business, Employment

David Hammerquist has been practicing law for more than 30 years. After earning his J.D., Hammer was mentored in several specialties of law, including... (more)

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Cathy Lynn Naugle Lawyer

Cathy Lynn Naugle

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Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Family Law

Ms. Naugle is a practicing family law attorney and former Ada County, Idaho family law Judge and mediator with over 30 years of litigation experience.... (more)

Susan Lynn Mimura Lawyer

Susan Lynn Mimura

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Estate, Business

Susan Lynn Mimura is the Managing Member of the firm which she started in April 2010. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho's ... (more)

Ronald Robert Shepherd Lawyer

Ronald Robert Shepherd

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Lawsuit & Dispute, Civil & Human Rights

Ron knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a profession centered around helping others. Of course, there are many ways to be of service. Yet ... (more)

Robert  Tilley Lawyer

Robert Tilley

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law

At Tilley Law Office we are licensed to practice in Federal Court and all Idaho Courts including District Court, City/Magistrate Courts and Juvenile C... (more)

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800-790-0651

Robert James Taylor Lawyer

Robert James Taylor

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Bankruptcy & Debt

Taylor Law & Mediation PLLC attorney and mediator Robert J. Taylor moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1993. In addition to practicing law, Robert al... (more)

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Adoption, Family Law, Divorce, Farms
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LEGAL TERMS

EMANCIPATION

The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order... (more...)
The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order of President Lincoln, known as the 'Emancipation Proclamation.' After the Civil War, this emancipation was extended to the entire country and made law by the ratification of the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution. Nowadays, emancipation refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control. It occurs when the child's parents no longer perform their parental duties and surrender their rights to the care, custody and earnings of their minor child. Emancipation may be the result of a voluntary agreement between the parents and child, or it may be implied from their acts and ongoing conduct. For example, a child who leaves her parents' home and becomes entirely self-supporting without their objection is considered emancipated, while a child who goes to stay with a friend or relative and gets a part-time job is not. Emancipation may also occur when a minor child marries or enters the military.

ADOPTED CHILD

Any person, whether an adult or a minor, who is legally adopted as the child of another in a court proceeding. See adoption.

ADOPT

(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative bo... (more...)
(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative body may adopt a law or an amendment, a government agency may adopt a regulation or a party to a lawsuit may adopt a particular argument.

LAWFUL ISSUE

Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means... (more...)
Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means the same as issue and 'lineal descendant.'

PETITIONER

A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly div... (more...)
A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO)

An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court ... (more...)
An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court holds a second hearing where the other side can tell his story and the court can decide whether to make the TRO permanent by issuing an injunction. Although a TRO will often not stop an enraged spouse from acting violently, the police are more willing to intervene if the abused spouse has a TRO.

ARREARAGES

Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged i... (more...)
Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged in bankruptcy, and courts usually will not retroactively cancel them. A spouse or parent who falls on tough times and is unable to make payments should request a temporary modification of the payments before the arrearages build up.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.

GUARDIAN

An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a '... (more...)
An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a 'guardian of the estate.' An adult who has legal authority to make personal decisions for the child, including responsibility for his physical, medical and educational needs, is called a 'guardian of the person.' Sometimes just one person will be named to take care of all these tasks. An individual appointed by a court to look after an incapacitated adult may also be known as a guardian, but is more frequently called a conservator.