General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 888-960-4885
Emergencies: Dial 911
215 South First Avenue

Family Court Services

Family Court Services Manager, Janet Meserve 

Kootenai County - Family Court Services

Family Court Services offers resources for parents involved in the process of establishing or modifying parenting schedules for their children.   Family Court Services provides the following:

  • Resources, referrals, information about services and limited funding for mediation, supervised access and brief focused assessments.
  • Maintains a list of mediators, supervised providers, parenting coordinators, and resources for families involved in family law matters.
  • Conducts the Focus on Children class.
  • Educates families about options available to help them resolve their conflict through alternative dispute resolution methods.

Please call (208)446-1179 if you have any questions.

 First District Guardianship and Conservatorship Monitoring Program   

 For additional information about mediation, supervised visitation, links of interests, or Focus on Children, please visit  

Resident Judges
District Court Judge – Lamont Berecz

District Court Judge - Susie Jensen

Magistrate Judge – Tera Harden

Magistrate Judge – Lori Meulenberg

Visiting and Senior Judges
Senior Judge - Debra Heise

Magistrate Judge – Justin W. Julian

Clerk of the Court
Michael W. Rosedale

Director, Court Operations
Charlene Krames