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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 101. Scope of Rules.

These rules govern the procedure in the Magistrate’s Division of the Fourth Judicial District court in the State of Idaho in all family law cases, including paternity, (but excluding cases involving the Child Protection Act, Adoption, Termination and Guardianship), proceedings related to the Domestic Violence Crime Prevention Act and all proceedings, judgments or decrees related to the establishment, modification or enforcement of such orders, excepting contempt. These rules should be liberally construed and enforced in a manner to secure the just, prompt and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.


A. Applicability of these rules. These rules shall apply to all cases, including modification and enforcement proceedings, filed on or after January 1, 2013. Any action filed prior to January 1, 2013 will be governed by the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure.


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