Guardianship

Description: Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18).  (AIRS Guardianship Assistance FT-6900.2500)

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Blackfoot, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Developmental Disabilities
Address: 701 E Alice
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-785-5826
Fax: 208-785-1003
Eligibility: Developmental disabilities or delays.
Services Provided: Regional Developmental Disabilities Program services are designed to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include evaluation, diagnosis, referral, information, guardianships and commitments, service coordination, respite care, and family supports. Also provides therapy, such as: developmental, speech, psychological, physical and occupational, and disseminates information regarding private providers of developmental disability services.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program provides early intervention services to help families support their infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) to reach their maximum potential.

Early Intervention Services meet developmental needs of the child and needs of the family to support the child's development.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program is organized around multidisciplinary teams of therapists who are experts in helping children learn to talk, move, think, eat and participate more fully in their family's daily activities.

The Family and Community Services Adult DD program provides services to individuals who have developmental disabilities including court ordered guardianship, commitment and competency evaluations, placement coordination to the Idaho State School and Hospital, non-Medicaid crisis intervention and service coordination, and community resource development.

The Regional Developmental Disabilities Program is administered by the Division of Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Boise, ID

Address: 200 W Front St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-287-7960
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: County recorders office provide marriage licenses and recording of liens, documents, etc.
Financial Assistance for cremation and in some cases for burial assistance.

Indigent Services only provides Emergency Medical, Prescription, Rental, and Utility Assistance.

Circuit Breaker is a property tax reduction program. The program is most often for elderly and disabled individuals
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 5/14/2019
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 450 W. State St.
5th Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5512
Eligibility: Adults or children with developmental disabilities or delays.
Services Provided: The Family and Community Services Developmental Disabilities program, plans coordinates ad oversees community services to children with developmental disabilities through regional developmental disabilities programs. For children with developmental disabilities who are Medicaid eligible, the program administers Children's Service Coordination and Intensive Behavioral Intervention. Direct services are delivered by Medicaid funded private agencies. Additionally, the program administers the Developmental Disabilities Family Support program and Court Related Service program for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Crisis Prevention Teams:

Team provides consultation services to adults and children with developmental disabilities who live in community settings (with family or paid providers) to help problem-solve behavioral issues or other problems being experienced that may jeopardize community placements.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Developmental Disabilities
Address: 1720 Westgate Dr
Ste. D
Boise, ID 83720-0026
Phone: 208-334-0900
Fax: 208-334-0926
Eligibility: Developmental disabilities or delays. Pre-maturity.
Services Provided: Regional Developmental Disabilities Program services are designed to meet the

needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include

evaluation, diagnosis, referral, information, guardianships and commitments,

service coordination, respite care, and family supports. Also provides therapy for children ages birth to 3 years only, such as: developmental, speech, psychological, physical and occupational; and disseminates information regarding private providers of developmental disability

services.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program provides early intervention services to help families support their infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) to reach their maximum potential.

Early Intervention Services meet developmental needs of the child and needs of the family to support the child's development.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program is organized around multidisciplinary teams of therapists who are experts in helping children learn to talk, move, think, eat and participate more fully in their family's daily activities.

The Family and Community Services Adult DD program provides services to

individuals who have developmental disabilities including court ordered

guardianship, commitment and competency evaluations, placement coordination to

the Idaho State School and Hospital, non-Medicaid crisis intervention and service

coordination, and community resource development.

The Regional Developmental Disabilities Program is administered by the Division of

Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1447 S Tyrell Ln
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-345-0106
Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 1447 S Tyrell Ln
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-345-0106
Fax: 208-342-2561
Eligibility: Family income 125% of Federal poverty guidelines or less; referral from Domestic Violence Shelter for certain services.
Services Provided: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our Online Intake system. Prospective clients can now apply for our services at any time. We serve qualifying low income residents of Idaho, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age. Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
Low-Income, Evicted (Eviction Clinic- Fridays)
* Domestic Violence cases for the following situations: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation (By Referral from a Domestic Violence Shelter only).

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, age 60 or over and low income: Medicaid eligibility, Probate, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

Idaho Legal Aid is offering a new Youth Empowerment Clinic the 2nd Thursday of each month at the downtown Boise Public Library. We will be providing free legal advice on the following topics: School disciplinary issues (suspensions, expulsions); Rights of students with disabilities and advice re: 504 and IEP plans; and expungement of juvenile criminal convictions.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: Boise, ID 83701
Phone: 208-334-4510
Fax: 208-334-4515
Eligibility: Must qualify financially, using federal income guidelines, and according to case type.
Services Provided: Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program assists eligible low-income persons with the following case-types: custody & visitation, divorce (limited), guardianship, adoption, debt defense or limited consumer issues, assistance for non-profit organizations, and wills & probate (non-property matters only). The IVLP attorneys represent clients in certain high-priority cases or provide assistance to applicants through clinics or legal consultations in representing themselves in court proceedings involving the custody of children. Volunteer attorneys give advice and consultation in Family Law, debt collection, and certain matters for non-profit organizations.
Advice and Consultation Clinics are conducted at Senior Centers in Boise, Meridian, Mountain Home, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls and Legal Link in Coeur dAlene on any legal topic.
Through Soundstart, IVLP volunteer attorneys will give legal information to low-income, single parents on legal structures that would offer stability and safety to new families. The project will also motivate these new parents to obtain court orders for custody, modification, and child support by offering the services of IVLP volunteer attorneys or Pro Se Clinics.
Eligible case-types:
Divorce and Child Custody cases (priority to those with domestic violence and/or child abuse and endangerment.)
Modification of Divorce or Custody (priority to recent, documented cases involving domestic violence or child endangerment.)
Consumer Cases (limited)
Guardianship of child(ren)
Guardianship of Adult
Wills and Probate (limited assets)
Assistance for (low-income) nonprofit corporations

Free Family Law Clinic - Boise Area

The Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program (IVLP) holds monthly pro se (do it yourself) family law clinics at the Law Center located at 525 W. Jefferson in downtown Boise. Volunteer attorneys and paralegals are available to help low-income parents in the Boise area complete the free, online Court Assistance Office forms involving Family Law Matters. This is an opportunity for our customers to talk to attorneys and paralegals free of charge!

To participate in the clinic, IVLP staff first screen individuals over the phone to determine income eligibility. Once IVLP determines the individual is income- eligible, the individual is required to complete an application. Once the customer is screened and approved for participation, they are informed of the available dates of the clinic and registered to attend.

What will our customers learn at this clinic?

How to file for a divorce.

How to establish child custody.

How to modify child custody.

How to modify a child support order.

What free forms are available and how to access them through the online Court Assistance Office site.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018

Bonners Ferry, ID

PO Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Service Categories:
Address: PO Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Call Michelle at Commissioner's Office. She will take information and forward to chairperson. Do not give out personal phone numbers.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 1104 Blaine St
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-454-2591
Fax: 208-454-2593
Eligibility: Family income 125% of Federal poverty guidelines or less; referral from Domestic Violence Shelter for certain services
Services Provided: NO CRIMINAL CASES

We serve qualifying low income residents of Idaho, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age. Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
* Domestic Violence: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support in conjunction with divorce case, Visitation (By Referral from a Domestic Violence Shelter only)
* Fair Housing
* Health
* Some Legal Forms Available On Line
* Landlord Tenant: Evictions, Repairs, Mobile Home
* Migrant
* Native-American
* Protection Orders
* Public Housing
* Public Entitlements
* Social Security/ SSI Disability

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, with no financial eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligibility, Probate, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Seniors in any income bracket can request informational and self-help materials. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur D Alene, ID

Coeur D Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-625-5021
Service Categories:
Organization Name: Board of Community Guardians-Kootenai County
Address: Coeur D Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-625-5021
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Anyone needing a guardian who has no relatives or significant other interested in becoming their guardian
Services Provided: Board of Community Guardians was created to deal with complicated issues of guardianship for those residents of Kootenai County who have no relative or significant other interested in becoming their guardian when they have legally been deemed incompetent. This board functions as the guardian of last resort.
Second Contact Person: Emily Jakubek, Case Manager, 208-666-2998, email: ejakubek@kmc.org
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Developmental Disabilities
Address: 1120 Ironwood Drive
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1409
Fax: 208-769-1430
Eligibility: Developmentally disabled or delayed.
Services Provided: Regional Developmental Disabilities Program services are designed to meet the

needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include

evaluation, diagnosis, referral, information, guardianships and commitments,

service coordination, respite care, and family supports. Also provides therapy, such

as: developmental, speech, psychological, physical and occupational, and

disseminates information regarding private providers of developmental disability

services.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program provides early intervention services to help families support their infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) to reach their maximum potential.

Early Intervention Services meet developmental needs of the child and needs of the family to support the child's development.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program is organized around multidisciplinary teams of therapists who are experts in helping children learn to talk, move, think, eat and participate more fully in their family's daily activities.

The Family and Community Services Adult DD program provides services to

individuals who have developmental disabilities including court ordered

guardianship, commitment and competency evaluations, placement coordination to

the Idaho State School and Hospital, non-Medicaid crisis intervention and service

coordination, and community resource development.

The Regional Developmental Disabilities Program is administered by the Division of

Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Coeur D Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-664-6068
Address: Coeur D Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-664-6068
Services Provided: Payee's for clients unable to pay their bills, help keep records. consulting, conservatorships, limited, trusts and estates; concierge services
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
610 W Hubbard St
Suite 219
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 877-500-2980
Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 610 W Hubbard St
Suite 219
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 877-500-2980
Fax: 208-664-0931
Eligibility: Family income 125% of Federal poverty guidelines or less; referral from Domestic Violence Shelter for certain services.
Services Provided: We serve qualifying low income residents of Idaho, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age.
Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
* Domestic Violence: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation (By Referral from a Domestic Violence Shelter only)
* Fair Housing
* Health
* Some Legal Forms Available On Line
* Landlord Tenant: Evictions, Repairs, Mobile Home
* Migrant
* Native-American
* Protection Orders
* Public Housing
* Public Entitlements
* Social Security/ SSI Disability Over Payments Only

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, with no financial eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligibility, Probate between elderly spouses, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Seniors in any income bracket can request informational and self-help materials. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Grangeville, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Developmental Disabilities
Address: 216 South C St
Grangeville, ID 83530
Phone: 208-983-2522
Fax: 208-983-2440
Eligibility: Developmental disabilities or delays.
Services Provided: Regional Developmental Disabilities Program services are designed to meet the
needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include evaluation, diagnosis, referral, information, guardianships and commitments, service coordination, respite care, and family supports. Also provides therapy, such as: developmental, speech, psychological, physical and occupational, and disseminates information regarding private providers of developmental disability

services.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program provides early intervention services to help families support their infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) to reach their maximum potential.

Early Intervention Services meet developmental needs of the child and needs of the family to support the child's development.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program is organized around multidisciplinary teams of therapists who are experts in helping children learn to talk, move, think, eat and participate more fully in their family's daily activities.


The Family and Community Services Adult DD program provides services to

individuals who have developmental disabilities including court ordered

guardianship, commitment and competency evaluations, placement coordination to

the Idaho State School and Hospital, non-Medicaid crisis intervention and service

coordination, and community resource development.

The Regional Developmental Disabilities Program is administered by the Division of

Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Idaho Falls, ID

Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Developmental Disabilities
Address: 150 Shoup Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-528-4040
Fax: 208-528-4076
Eligibility: Developmental disabilities or delays.
Services Provided: Regional Developmental Disabilities Program services are designed to meet the
needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include
evaluation, diagnosis, referral, information, guardianships and commitments,
service coordination, respite care, and family supports. Also provides therapy,
such as: developmental, speech, psychological, physical and occupational, and
disseminates information regarding private providers of developmental disability
services.

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program (early intervention program) helps children from
birth to age three that have a developmental delay. The Idaho Infant Toddler
Program provides a variety of therapeutic, educational and supportive services to
help both the child and his or her family. All services are free to families. Program
assists with the transition of service to the school district when child reaches the
age of 3.

Additional Infant Toddler Contacts: 208-227-1277 - Carol Torrez
208-227-1293- Mary Leavitt

The Family and Community Services Adult DD program provides services to
individuals who have developmental disabilities including court ordered
guardianship, commitment and competency evaluations, placement coordination to
the Idaho State School and Hospital, non-Medicaid crisis intervention and service
coordination, and community resource development.

The Regional Developmental Disabilities Program is administered by the Division of
Family and Community Services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
482 Constitution Way
Suite 101
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-524-3660
Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 482 Constitution Way
Suite 101
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-524-3660
Fax: 208-524-4983
Eligibility: Family income 125% of Federal poverty guidelines or less; referral from Domestic Violence Shelter for certain services
Services Provided: We serve qualifying low income residents of Idaho, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age. Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
* Domestic Violence: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation.
* Fair Housing
* Health
* Some Legal Forms Available On Line
* Landlord Tenant: Evictions, Repairs, Mobile Home
* Migrant
* Native-American
* Protection Orders
* Public Housing
* Public Entitlements
* Social Security/ SSI Disability

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, with no financial eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligibility, Probate, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Seniors in any income bracket can request informational and self-help materials. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Lewiston, ID

Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 633 Main St
Suite 103
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-743-1556
Fax: 208-743-3261
Eligibility: Must be 60 years or older, a victim of domestic violence, or meet income eligibility criteria.
Services Provided: Legal Aid Services for victims of domestic violence, Nez Perce tribal members, or seniors over the age of 60.

Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
* Domestic Violence: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation (By Referral from a Domestic Violence Shelter only)
* Fair Housing
* Some Legal Forms Available On Line
* Health
* Landlord Tenant: Evictions, Repairs, Mobile Home
* Migrant
* Native-American
* Protection Orders
* Public Housing
* Public Entitlements
* Social Security/ SSI Disability

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, with no financial eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligibility, Probate, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Seniors in any income bracket can request informational and self-help materials. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Pocatello, ID

Organization Name: Idaho Legal Aid Services
Address: 150 S Arthur
#203
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: 208-233-0079
Fax: 208-233-0453
Eligibility: Family income 125% of Federal poverty guidelines or less; referral from Domestic Violence Shelter for certain services.
Services Provided: We serve qualifying low income residents of Idaho, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or age. Idaho Legal Aid Service attorneys provide legal representation in the following areas:
* Domestic Violence: Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation (By Referral from a Domestic Violence Shelter only)
* Fair Housing
* Health
* Some Legal Forms Available On Line
* Landlord Tenant: Evictions, Repairs, Mobile Home
* Migrant
* Native-American
* Protection Orders
* Public Housing
* Public Entitlements
* Social Security/ SSI Disability

Elder Services. For seniors citizens only, with no financial eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligibility, Guardianships, Consumer Fraud.

You must qualify for our services in order to receive legal representation. Seniors in any income bracket can request informational and self-help materials. Idaho Legal Aid Services does not handle advice on criminal matters.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Sandpoint, ID

215 S 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-3098
Service Categories:
Address: 215 S 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-3098
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Board of last resort for those in need of guardianship.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

St Maries, ID

701 College Ave
St Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 208-245-2523
Service Categories:
Address: 701 College Ave
St Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 208-245-2523
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Board of Community Guardians was created to deal with complicated issues of guardianship for those residents of Benewah County who have no relative or significant other interested in becoming their guardian when they have legally been deemed incompetent. This board functions as the guardian of last resort.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

7739 E. Broadway Blvd. Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Address: 7739 E. Broadway Blvd. Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Toll Free Phone: 877-572-8472
Services Provided: The Special Needs Alliance is a national organization comprised of attorneys committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Many of our members have loved ones with special needs; all of them work regularly with public benefits, guardianships / conservatorships, planning for disabilities and special education issues. They collaborate with advocates throughout the special needs community to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
SNA Practice Areas and Services:
Special Needs Trusts and Wills
Medicaid, SSI and Entitlement Program Eligibility
Estate, Trust and Tax Planning for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Financial Planning and Legal Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Assistance with Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Settlements
Trust and Estate Distributions and Fiduciary Accountings
Estate and Trust Administration
Health Care Decisions and Advance Directives
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/8/2019