Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 103. Definitions.
A. Parties. Reference to a party to the action may include the State.
B. Definitions. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply:
1. I.C.A.R. References herein to I.C.A.R. are the Idaho Court Administrative Rules .
2. Motion. A motion is a written request made after a petition seeking relief is filed. There shall be no procedure for Order to Show Cause.
3. Moving Party. The party (movant or applicant) who has filed a written request for relief, regardless of whether or not that party was the petitioner or respondent in the initial petition.
4. Petition. The petition is the initial pleading that commences a family law case or the initial pleading that commences a post-decree matter. All initial documents shall be denominated as a petition followed by brief descriptive wording summarizing the nature of the relief sought.
5. Petitioner. A petitioner is a person or entity who files the first petition, and shall be referred to as such in all subsequent documents, including all post-decree petitions, motions and documents in the same case.
6. Respondent. A respondent is any opposing party other than the petitioner.
7. Response. A response is a document that substantially responds to a petition or a motion, and includes a response to a petition.
8. Service of Process. Service of process is the act of delivering a petition, summons, motion, notice of hearing, affidavit, brief, or any of the other documents referred to in these rules.
9. Title IV-D. Title IV-D means Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq. Title IV-D is administered in Idaho by the State Department of Health and Welfare.
10. Venue. Refers to the particular county where a court with jurisdiction hears and determines the case.
11. Witness. A witness is a person whose declaration under oath or affirmation is received as evidence for any purpose, whether such declaration is made on oral examination, by deposition or by affidavit.
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(Adopted November 20, 2012, effective January 1, 2013; Amended December 3, 2013, effective January 1, 2014.)