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Dedicated to providing personalized legal and mediation services, ensuring every client feels supported and understood.

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Why Choose Brett C. Anthon?

Bringing Peace to Family Matters. We have been Helping families through difficult times for over 20 years.

Experienced Expertise

Brett Anthon brings over two decades of specialized experience in family law, providing clients with knowledgeable and effective legal representation.

Compassionate Approach

Recognized for his empathetic handling of sensitive cases, Brett ensures clients feel understood and supported throughout their legal journey.

Tailored Solutions

He focuses on creating personalized strategies that cater to each client’s unique needs and goals, ensuring optimal outcomes for their specific situation.

Commitment to Resolution

Brett is dedicated to resolving disputes as smoothly and efficiently as possible, utilizing mediation and negotiation to avoid costly litigation when it’s in the client’s best interest.
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Leading Family Law Attorney in Idaho

Brett C. Anthon is a premier family law lawyer, primarily due to his extensive experience and profound understanding of family law. With over two decades dedicated to navigating the complexities of divorce, custody, guardianship, and adoption, Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to every case. His expertise is not just in the letter of the law but in its application to ensure fair and just outcomes for his clients. This depth of experience makes him exceptionally qualified to handle even the most complex family law matters, making him a trusted advisor and advocate for those facing family legal challenges.

Beyond his legal acumen, what truly sets Brett apart is his compassionate approach to law. Recognizing the emotional strain that family law issues can impose on individuals and families, Brett is committed to providing support beyond legal advice. He offers personalized solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs, emphasizing mediation and negotiation to find amicable resolutions wherever possible. 

5-Star Rating on Google

Brett is honored to be acknowledged for exceptional legal services, evidenced by a 5-star rating on Google. This accolade underscores his dedication to excellence and fulfilling client needs with the highest standard of care.

Local & Ready
To Serve

Based in Boise, Brett deeply values the well-being and future of our city and its residents. His intimate understanding of the local community’s distinct characteristics and requirements enables him to deliver tailored, impactful legal solutions that align with clients’ needs. If you’re dealing with family law issues, needing guardianship counsel, or going through the adoption process, Brett offers dedicated support as your local legal ally. 

Defending Your Legal Interests

Brett Anthon is committed to defending your legal interests with unwavering dedication and strategic expertise. Whether navigating the complexities of family law, mediation, or guardianship, he approaches each case with a focus on protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcomes. 
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Why Hire A Family Law Lawyer?

Someone in Idaho might seek the expertise of a family law attorney for several reasons. The legalities surrounding family matters such as divorce, custody, and adoption require professional guidance.

An experienced family law attorney understands Idaho’s specific legal standards and procedures, ensuring their client’s rights are protected, and their best interests are advocated for throughout the legal process.

Additionally, family disputes often carry a heavy emotional burden, and an attorney can provide objective advice and support, helping to mediate resolutions to minimize stress and conflict. Moreover, legal representation is crucial in negotiating fair settlements regarding property division, child support, and alimony, safeguarding the client’s financial well-being. 

My services

How Can I Help You?

These services are provided with empathy, integrity, and professional expertise, ensuring that Idaho residents receive unparalleled legal support for their family law needs.

Mediation Services

Our firm specializes in mediation, providing a path to resolve family disputes without court involvement, ensuring satisfaction for all parties in Idaho. We facilitate open discussions and build consensus, focusing on solutions that benefit the whole family. Mediation not only saves time and costs compared to traditional litigation but also supports clients emotionally through the process.

Divorce Representation

Brett Anthon offers comprehensive support for individuals in Idaho going through a divorce, managing every aspect from asset division to child custody with professionalism and empathy. Our approach is customized to protect your interests, employing negotiation and mediation to reach amicable settlements. Brett's guidance helps clients understand their rights and make informed decisions.

Guardianship and Adoption

Guardianship or adoption in Idaho involves complex legal steps. Brett Anthon guides families through these processes, focusing on the children's futures and ensuring compliance with Idaho laws. From managing paperwork to court representation, Brett advocates for stable and caring solutions tailored to each family's needs.

Child Custody and Support 

For families in Idaho, securing fair child custody and support arrangements is crucial. We aim to achieve agreements that reflect the child's best interests and comply with Idaho's standards. Our services include negotiating custody agreements, calculating fair support payments, handling modifications due to life changes, and ensuring compliance with court orders.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law in Idaho

In both scenarios, the outcome remains unchanged: the termination of your marriage. However, the disparity lies in the approach. In a dissolution, mutual agreement between you and your spouse precedes the filing process. Conversely, in a divorce, if consensus proves elusive with your spouse, a judge assumes the responsibility of rendering decisions on your behalf.

Many worry about bias in Idaho’s legal system favoring one parent. However, the system prioritizes the child’s best interests, and perceived biases are often absent. Success in custody battles hinges on effective legal advocacy, underscoring the need for experienced representation.

Mediation is a process where a trained mediator facilitates negotiations in custody disputes, aiming for a resolution without litigation. It’s generally required in Idaho for custody and guardianship cases, except in instances of severe domestic violence. Mediators assist in finding common ground, employing strategies to lessen conflict and support the child’s well-being. Definition in Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure 602

Assets can be divided through a marital settlement agreement by the spouses. If agreement isn’t reached, courts decide based on state laws, with many employing “equitable distribution” to divide property fairly, if not equally. Considerations include each spouse’s nonmarital assets, earning power, and contributions to the marriage.  Idaho Code § 32-712(1)(a): Shall be a substantially equal division of property. 

Accepting legal papers promptly is usually advisable to quickly address any claims against you. Avoiding service can disadvantage you, especially in jurisdictional disputes. Timely response to allegations is crucial to prevent them from being accepted as fact.

These terms relate to parents’ decision-making roles, not parenting time or support. Idaho favors shared parenting to ensure children benefit from both parents’ input. Sole custody may be awarded if joint decision-making proves harmful, allowing one parent to make significant upbringing decisions. Definitions in Idaho Code § 32-717B

Courts decide based on the child’s best interests if parents can’t agree, considering various factors equally. The aim is to support the child’s welfare and rights to input from both parents, focusing on an arrangement that promotes the child’s overall well-being. Best Interests of Child, Idaho Code § 32-717


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