About Bauer Ryan PLLC

Family Law

Our family practice attorneys are extremely experienced, skilled and knowledgeable in their areas of practice, including divorce and domestic relations. Please click on a lawyer’s name to learn more about that individual’s education, experience and accomplishments.

Charles B. Bauer


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 over 35 years.

Margalit Z. Ryan


Maggie received her Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in Business Administration in 1992, and her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. After practiced with Riddell, Williams, Bullitt & Walkinshow and Graham & James for several years, she accepted an appointment as head of the Legal Department for Camas International Corporation, a developer of agricultural sorting technologies serving clients worldwide from headquarters in Pocatello. In 2007, Ryan moved to Boise, & joined Bauer & French in 2010, focusing on complex domestic relations litigations, often involving business aspects, relocations, child custody jurisdiction, and alienation.

Douglas Leavitt


Douglas Leavitt served five years as a Seabee in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his Military service he relocated to Toledo Ohio where he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University while working in a steel mill. Mr. Leavitt went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012 and then relocated to Boise, Idaho. Mr. Leavitt has focused his legal practice on domestic relations cases, primarily high conflict, and became a Partner with Bauer Ryan PLLC in January, 2017.

Personalized Representation

We understand that every family law matter is unique and must be handled as such by a devoted attorney. The family law professionals in our firm are committed to providing you with personalized representation and comprehensive answers that best address the facts particular to your situation. We will work to understand the specific details of your legal matter so that we can strategize effectively and move forward in the most advantageous way possible. At Bauer Ryan Family Law, we know the importance of being fully prepared—whether we are seated at the negotiation table or litigating in the courtroom.

Experience Assurance

With more than a half-century of combined family law experience, the attorneys of Bauer Ryan Family Law have established credible reputations and solid relationships with legal professionals in southern Idaho and across the intermountain west.  Charles Bauer, Margalit Ryan, and Douglas Leavitt are well versed in every aspect of family law, from the simplest divorce, to the most involved child custody disputes, and extending to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, interstate custody matters, and even international child abduction.

Care and Attention

Whenever children are involved in a divorce or custody dispute, the difficult legal process is often further complicated by issues of parental alienation, interstate jurisdiction, grandparent visitation or denial of visitation. In addition to their experience in addressing such difficult issues in litigation, the attorneys of Bauer Ryan Family Law can, if appropriate, help you resolve child custody issues through alternatives to litigation such as mediation.

Founded by Charles Bauer and Maraglit Ryan, Bauer Ryan PLLC serves individual and business clients across the inter-mountain west, and beyond. The focus of the firm is on the areas of Divorce and Domestic Relations law.

The founding partners, Charles Bauer and Margalit Ryan, are experienced, dedicated professionals, who have received the recognition of their peers as leaders in their practice areas.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your domestic relations, bankruptcy, business or real estate matter, please call us at (208) 383 0090. If you prefer, you may e-mail us or fill out the form on the Contact Us page of this website, and a representative from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

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