ALC is a Coeur d'Alene Based Law Firm, Handling Probate, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Matters

Areas of Practice

Coeur d’Alene Attorney Specializing In Family Law

Serving Coeur d’Alene & Kootenai County areas including Coeur d’Alene ▪ Hayden ▪ Post Falls

The Advocacy Law Center, PLLC, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers full-service representation in many areas of the law  including family law, civil litigation, personal injury and bankruptcy. To discuss any of the following legal issues with an experienced Idaho attorney at the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC, contact us at 877-GOODLAW (466-3529).

Learn more about each of our legal areas by following the links below:

Divorce and Family Law

Prenuptial Agreements
Our family law attorney helps engaged people craft and formalize premarital contracts that spells out the parties’ expectations and assumptions in the event of divorce.

Legal Separation
At the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we customize legal solutions, including legal separations to meet the needs of our clients.

Do I have to leave my home?
Even if your name is not on the title of your marital home, your husband or wife does not have the legal authority to kick you out unless domestic violence has occurred.

Our firm has a strong record of satisfaction among clients whom we have represented in divorce. We understand the importance of the non-legal as well as legal aspects of divorce.

Spousal Support (Alimony)
When a court approves or issues a spousal support order, the earning capacity of both spouses is taken into account. We can help ensure you avoid paying more spousal support than necessary, or that you receive the spousal support to which you are entitled.

Child Support and Child Custody
Contact an experienced, caring Idaho family law attorney at the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC in Coeur d’Alene to discuss child support and child custody issues when you and your child’s other parent are separated, divorced, preparing to divorce, or even if you were never married or cohabiting.

Physical & Legal Custody
To discuss whether joint custody or primary custody for one parent and visitation rights for the other parent is most appropriate to your family circumstances, contact the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC. We specialize in family law.

Asset Valuation and Division
Valuation of marital assets may require the use of expert witnesses such as real estate appraisers and forensic accountants. The Advocacy Law Center, PLLC works with such professionals to strengthen our clients’ cases.

Business Valuation & Division
A fair division of the business assets in divorce requires an understanding of business finances, as well as family law. Qualified professionals collaborate with our family law attorney to prepare business valuation and division plans that will be acceptable in family court.

Marriage Settlement Agreements
The Advocacy Law Center, PLLC, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, can explain how to cost effectively protect your interests through a properly prepared marriage settlement agreement.

Move-Away Rights Discuss your goals and needs when you or your ex-spouse proposes to move out-of-state with the child with whom you share joint custody. Let the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC help you find a way to put your child’s needs first while pursuing personal goals.

Rights of Unmarried Parents
The courts expect unmarried parents to fulfill their obligations to their children regardless of marital status.

Grandparents’ Rights
There is often an attainable legal solution for grandparents who want to spend time with their grandchildren. The Advocacy Law Center, PLLC cares about both non-legal and legal aspects of your grandparents’ rights concerns.

Domestic Violence
Whether you are the person accused of spousal assault or the alleged victim in a domestic violence situation, an experienced family law attorney at the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC is prepared to vigorously protect your rights.

Child Abuse
If you are not sure whether child abuse is taking place in your family, consult with a caring, empathetic attorney. And if you have been wrongfully accused, assert your rights immediately and aggressively.

Restraining Orders
We are prepared to act swiftly to help ensure your safety when domestic relationships have taken a hazardous turn for the worse.

False Charges of Violence
False charges of violence in a domestic situation can have immediate and long-term consequences in your personal, professional and public life. If you have been falsely accused of harming your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend or child at home, the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC can help.

We help adoptive parents through the sometimes complex legal steps of a domestic adoption, stepparent adoption or international private adoption.

A guardianship may be appropriate for your family when someone other than a parent must take over legal responsibility for a child.

Through a conservatorship, someone who is unable to properly manage his or her own affairs (such as an elderly or disabled adult) relinquishes that ability to another person (usually an adult child or a spouse).

Questions of paternity are naturally difficult issues for most couples and families. However, DNA testing enables these questions to be answered with a high degree of certainty without fuss or delay.

Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
When domestic partners in Idaho separate, they need to settle the same issues that married couples must settle when they divorce.

Postjudgment Modifications
Schedule a consultation at the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC if you or the other parent of your children has had a change in circumstances that may require modification of any of the terms of your divorce, including spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation..

Do-It-Yourself Divorce- Is It Right for You?
If a do-it-yourself solution is workable, we will not hesitate to let you know.

Family Law Mediation
Mediation is well-suited for family law dispute resolution because it is private and it allows divorcing couples or separated parents to have a hand in developing their own custody and support orders.


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidates most unsecured debt and gives financially burdened people a fresh start.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
If you have a steady income but cannot stay on top of your bills, Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be the right option for you.

Personal Injury

Car Accidents

In Idaho, the injured party must be “made whole.” At the Advocacy Law Center, PLLC, we do our best to make sure this happens.

Truck Accidents
Semi-truck crashes are some of the most serious motor vehicle accidents, often resulting in debilitating injuries or even wrongful death. Our personal injury attorney will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents
A guilty motorist often claims, “I didn’t see the motorcycle.” We make sure drivers are held responsible for their negligent or reckless driving.

Slip and Fall Cases
We conduct a thorough investigation to determine who can be held liable for your accident injuries. We then prepare a strong and compelling case designed to secure results.

Civil Litigation

To learn about our civil litigation practice, please see the following:

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Contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule a free phone consultation.

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