How to Use
Instructions - This page contains Court Assistance Office instructions and form lists.
Pamphlets - This page contains informational pamphlets on small
claims, collections, probate, guardianship, annulment, adoption,
general information, and links to pamphlets by Idaho Legal Aid and
the Attorney General's Landlord/Tenant Guidelines.
Self Help Resource Links - Links to
local and state codes, the Idaho State Law Library, family law information,
social services, child custody mediators, legal services web directory and
court self help/court form sites for other states.
Filing For Divorce - Forms needed to file for divorce with or
without children. Form numbers CAO 1-1 through CAO 1-14 and CAO 6-3.
Agreed Divorce - Contact your local Court Assistance Office to
determine if this process is available in your area and to get the
appropriate forms. This procedure is NOT AVAILABLE in ELMORE
Proof of Service - Forms acknowledging or attesting to
service of documents on the defendant. Form numbers CAO 2-1A
through CAO 2-3.
Finalizing the Divorce - Forms need to finalize
a divorce by default or stipulation. Forms CAO 6-2 through CAO 6-10, CAO 7-1 through CAO 7-5, CAO 8-1 & CAO 8-3, also instructions and default check list.
Enforcement - Forms used when enforcing support orders. Forms
CAO 5-1 through 5-8 and CAO 9-1.
Modification of a Decree or Order - Forms used when modifying
support, custody and/or visitation. Forms CAO 10-1 & CAO 10-7.
Custody/Support/Paternity - Forms used to establish custody and/or support when parents are not married, to intervene in a case, join a party to a case or request genetic testing. Forms CAO 13-1 through 13-12.
Alternative Dispute Resolution - Forms used to seek an order for ADR screening. Forms CAO 4-1 through CAO 4-4.
Guardianship - Forms used to
establish guardianship of a minor when both parents consent. Forms CAO 14-1
through CAO 14-18 also CAO 6-2 Parental Power of Attorney.
Responding to a Complaint/Motion/Petition
Responding to a Complaint/Motion/Petition
- Forms used to answer a complaint, motion, petition, counterclaim
and reply to a counterclaim. Form numbers CAO 3-1 through CAO 3-4. CAO 3-2
Answer (general answer for civil cases)
Landlord Forms - (Expedited Eviction) - Eviction forms on this page are for evicting a tenant for non-payment of rent only (no other issues). If the tenant pays and rent is made current, you can not evict the tenant with this process. You cannot sue for back rent with this process. These forms cannot be used to remove a mobile home from a rented space. If you need to evict a person for any other reason or need to remove a mobile home from a rented space, you should consult a lawyer for legal advice. These forms are specific to Elmore County. Check with your local court before using these forms in another county. Forms CAO 16-1 through 16-9.
Tenant Forms - (Claims Against a Landlord) - Forms used to respond to a complaint for eviction, demand return of security deposit, and complaint for specific performance (repairs). Forms CAO 16-6 and 16-9 through 16-19.
Name Change - Adult - Forms used to change the name of an adult. Forms CAO 12-1 through CAO 12-4.
Name Change - Minor - Forms used to change the name of a minor. Forms CAO 12-1A through CAO 12-6 & CAO 12-1B through 12-3B for name change of more than one child.
Small Claims - Forms for standard small
Civil Forms - Forms used to Set Aside Default Judgment, Request a Continuance, Change Venue, Retain a Case, General Affidavit of
Service, Dismiss a Case, Renew Judgments, Subpoenas, Amend J
udgments, Request Trial Setting or Scheduling Conferences and Writs of Execution.
Fee Waiver - Forms to request a waiver of filing fees. Forms CAO
1-10A through CAO 1-10D.
Probate - Small Estate Affidavit for qualifying small estates, forms
for Summary Administration of Estate Where Surviving Spouse is
Sole Beneficiary, and Claim Against Estate.
Criminal/Traffic - Forms for Setting Aside Infraction Defaults,
Dimissing Withheld Judgments, and Modifying/Quashing a No Contact Order.
Marriage of Minor - Petition, Physician's
Statement, and Order for a minor to marry with parental consent
Other Forms Available at the Ada County Court Assistance Office (Hard Copy Only) -
Complete Satisfaction of Child Support Judgment, H&W License Suspension
Packet, H&W Income Withholding Packet, H&W Registration of Notice of
Commencement of Paternity Proceedings, and Exemption Tables.