Boise Family Lawyers


We Provide Solutions-Driven Family Law Representation in Boise and Throughout the Region

Are you facing child custody or divorce? Deciding to end a marriage, learning to co-parent after a divorce, negotiating a marital property agreement, or planning for your family’s financial security can be complex and often emotionally draining. You will need help to navigate the legal and emotional minefields that always arise when a relationship fails. The results of divorce have a lifetime impact on you and your children. You need accurate information and effective representation to achieve an appropriate result.

At Johnson May, our Boise family law attorneys will assist you so you will get a fair and equitable settlement. We limit the number of active cases at any one time so that enhanced attention can be focused on your case. You deserve personalized, detail-focused legal guidance and support. It is important to us to make your difficult situation less traumatic. Working together, we will help you through this crisis. Have questions about your rights or your options? Contact us at our Boise law office today for a confidential, no obligation consultation with a top-tier Idaho family lawyer.

We Handle All Types of Family Law Matters in Boise, Idaho

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Johnson May is a boutique law firm devoted to providing solutions-focused legal advocacy to people and families. We know that family is important. Any type of family dispute can put a tremendous amount of stress and pressure on a person. These cases should always be handled with the absolute greatest degree of care and sensitivity. With an office right here in Boise, we are well-positioned to provide family law representation in Ada County and throughout the entire region. It is our goal to help people find amicable solutions whenever possible. Our family law services in Boise include: 

  • Divorce: Divorce ends a marriage. While nearly half of all marriages in Idaho end in divorce, going through one is never easy. During the divorce process, wether domestic violence was involved or not, you will need to address a wide range of matters, including property division and child custody. In Idaho, a divorce may be uncontested or contested. Most divorces in Idaho are no-fault divorces. 
  • Property Division: Deciding who gets what is often one of the most challenging, contentious issues in a divorce case. Property division involves allocating assets and debts between spouses upon divorce. Idaho is a community property state. A couple’s marital assets are considered to be jointly owned. 
  • Spousal Support: Spousal support (or alimony) provides financial assistance to a spouse after divorce, based on the receiving spouse’s needs and the paying spouse’s ability to pay. In Idaho, spousal support may be required but only in a relatively narrow set of circumstances. The requesting spouse typically needs to prove that they cannot support themselves. 
  • Child Custody and Visitation: For parents in Boise who share young kids or teenagers, getting a divorce (or separating) can be especially complicated. They must work out a custody/visitation arrangement. Notably, Idaho operates under the “best interests of the child” standard of custody. A wide range of different factors are considered, such as the child’s age, parental bonds, court records, and each parent’s ability to provide for the child are just some of those. Some form of joint custody between the parents is presumed to be in the best interest of the child. With that being said, sole custody can always be awarded to one parent when warranted. 
  • Child Support: Child support involves financial payments from one parent to another, aimed at covering the child’s living expenses and ensuring their well-being. The amount typically depends on Idaho guidelines—which consider both parents’ incomes, the number of children, and the custody arrangement. However, it is possible to deviate from the Idaho child support guidelines if good cause can be presented. 
  • Modification of Custody/Support Orders: Modification of child custody order, child support order, or even spousal support occurs when a significant change in circumstances justifies an update to existing arrangements. In Idaho, courts require the party petitioning for modification to prove a material and substantial change in circumstances. 
  • Enforcement of Custody/Support Orders: What happens if a parent violates a child custody order and/or child support order? The short answer is that the other parent has the right to take action to enforce their rights. We have the skills and experience to handle all types of family law enforcement issues in Boise. 
  • Adoption Cases: Adoption is the legal process through which an individual or couple becomes the legal parents of a child. In Idaho, it requires extensive legal work, including background checks, home visits, and court proceedings, to ensure the child’s best interests are served. Our Boise family lawyers handle the full range of adoption cases.

Our Firm Prioritizes Collaborative, Solutions-Focused Legal Representation

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We know that people who are going through a family law dispute do not want a difficult, nasty fight. No matter how difficult your situation is, you undoubtedly want an amicable solution that best protects your rights and secures your future. The Boise family lawyers on Johnson May put a strong emphasis on collaborative solutions. Our Boise family law attorneys have experience with: 

  • Family Law Mediation: Mediation allows people to work through family issues in a non-adversarial, flexible setting. It is a conflict resolution process where an impartial mediator helps the parties find mutually acceptable solutions to their issues. If you have any questions about family law mediation, please do not hesitate to contact our Boise family lawyers today. 
  • Co-Parenting Coaching: Co-parenting coaching provides separated or divorced parents with guidance and strategies to effectively manage their parenting responsibilities and improve communication. We help parents develop a cooperative parenting relationship that prioritizes the well-being of their kids.  Do you have specific questions about co-parenting coaching? Contact our Boise family law attorneys for help. 

While we value collaborative problem-solving in family law cases, we also understand that not everyone is dealing with a spouse/ex/co-parent who is being reasonable. Our trial-tested Boise family law attorneys are always prepared to take aggressive action to protect your rights. 

How Do I Find Your Office?

Address: 199 N Capitol Blvd #200, Boise, ID 83702

Parking: Use the Parking garage on the backside of the building! The best entrance is off of W Idaho St.

Best Way To Get To Us: To get to us in an easy way would be to drive North on N. Capital Blvd. and take a left on W Idaho St. and then enter the parking garage! See you soon!

Why Choose the Boise, ID Family Lawyers at Johnson May

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We have been privileged to practice law for many years and no matter what, going through a family law case is never easy. Whether you are dealing with an impending divorce, a custody, or any other type of family law matter, it is imperative that you have a top-tier attorney on your side. At Johnson May, we make a promise to provide personalized legal representation to our clients.  When you contact our law office with your family law issue, you will have an opportunity to consult directly with an Idaho family law attorney who can: 

  • Hear what you have to say and answer your most important family law questions;
  • Help you gather, prepare, and organize all relevant supporting information; 
  • Represent you in any settlement negotiations with your spouse/ex/co-parent; and
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy focused on securing the best outcome for your future.

Our legal services are almost second to none! We will do all we can to help and guide you through the process.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation With Our Legal Practice Today

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At Johnson May, our goal is to make you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about your legal options when it comes to making decisions for you and your family. Your phone calls will be returned and appointments will be scheduled without delay. Contact us today for your strictly confidential initial consultation. From our law office in Boise, we provide family law services in Ada County and throughout the surrounding region in Idaho.

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