Charles Bauer

Family Law Attorney
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Phone: 208-383-0090
Fax: 208-383-0412

Charles Bauer, a native of Moscow, Idaho, graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1979, and has received the “AV” rating, issued by the Martingale-Hubbell/LexisNexis Legal Directory, the highest rating an attorney can receive. He is a former chair of the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section, and has regularly written and lectured on family law issues around the state for nearly 30 years.

Areas of Practice:

  • Child Custody and Interstate Child Custody
  • Relocation of Children
  • Community Property Division
  • Divorce
  • Modifications of Spousal Support and Child Support Agreements
  • Child Support Establishment and Recovery
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Adoptions and Terminations
  • Establishment of Paternity and Paternity Disputes

Published Works:

  • Updated Idaho Family Law Handbook, Idaho Law Foundation, 2009
  • Idaho Family Law Handbook, Idaho Law Foundation, 1998
  • Relocation of Children — An Update, The Advocate, Idaho State Bar Association, September, 2002
  • Relocation of Children After Divorce, The Advocate, Idaho State Bar Association, June, 2001
  • Child Custody Jurisdiction and Practice, Family Law Section, Idaho State Bar Association, 1998
  • Idaho Family Lawyer (Editor), Idaho Family Law Section Newsletter, 1992-1993
  • Co-Author, Community Property Law of Idaho, Idaho Law Foundation, October, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Idaho State Bar, Family Law Section, 1993 – Present, Member
  • Idaho State Bar Association, 1995 – 1996, Chairman, Section of Family Law
  • Idaho State Bar Advocate, 1988 – 1989, Chair, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Hays Shelter Home, 1984 – 1988, Board of Directors (Chair ,1986)
  • Idaho Law Review, 1978 – 1979,Board of Editors

Bar Admissions:

  • Idaho, 1979
  • Washington, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979


  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, 1979 | J.D.
  • Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1976 |  B.A., Honors: Cum Laude, Major:  English, Major:  Journalism

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Relocation, Custody, and Bankruptcy: Issues and Strategies in the Evolving Family Law of Idaho, Idaho Law Foundation, Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, 2010 – Present
  • Community Property, University of Idaho Law School, Summer Term 2010
  • Child Custody in Idaho, Idaho Law Foundation, 2009 – Present
  • Navigating a Family Law Case, Idaho Family Law Section, 2009 (Boise)
  • Establishment and Enforcement of Child Support, Idaho Law Foundation, 2006 – Present
  • Ethical Issues for the Family Law Practitioner, Idaho Law Foundation, 2000
  • The UCCJEA and How It Affects Your Practice, Idaho Law Foundation, 2000
  • Representing Clients in Interstate Custody Disputes, Idaho Law Foundation, 1999
  • Domestic Law in Idaho, National Business Institute, 1991
  • Family Law in Idaho, Legal Education Institute, 1990 – 1991

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