Fathers rights in Idaho are established by law to give dads the same opportunities mothers have always had. Your legal rights in Idaho pertain to paternity, custody and child support.
Paternity: Idaho fathers rights laws allow you to seek to have paternity established through testing. If you are found to be the father, the mother may not give up the child for adoption without your consent, and you have the right to pursue custody and support.
Custody: You have the right to seek legal and physical custody of your children. This may mean sole custody, joint custody or the protection of visitation rights. The law secures your fathers rights in Idaho to have meaningful relationships with your children and play a role in the way they are raised. Even with just visitation rights, you have the right to be part of decisions regarding things such as their lifestyle, education, religious upbringing and medical care.
Support: It’s not just mothers who can seek child support. If you have joint or sole custody of your kids, you can seek child support from the mother. The court will evaluate both parents financial situation and make a determination of support.
These are your fathers rights in Idaho. If you want assistance in securing them, contact an attorney with experience in working for the rights of fathers in Idaho.