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Utah Child Custody
We understand that children are the most important aspects relating to divorce. We will work tirelessly to help resolve any child support disputes to minimize the negative effects of divorce on your children while helping you to protect your relationship with your child or children. Let us go to work for you to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
Protect Your Relationship
Child custody issues are profoundly important and complicated. Therefore, a competent and experienced Utah child custody attorney is critical. We work tirelessly to help you protect your relationships with your children. We understand your rights and we also understand that in the case of fathers, the law in Utah is stacked against you in custody issues. We know how to even the playing field. We have successfully won custody–even the when the odds have been against us. Let us help you protect your relationships.
How will the Utah child custody laws determine your custody case?
When the parties cannot agree and a court must determine custody issues, it will consider the following factors:
- Whether the parent is willing to facilitate a positive relationship with the other co-parent;
Who cares for the child the majority of the time;
Which custody type will best meet the physical and emotional needs of the child;
- The parents’ physical location and living situation;
- The parents’ employment;
- The parents’ marital status (whether the parent has remarried); and
- Which parent can offer the most stable environment during and after the transition
Don’t leave the most important aspects of a divorce to chance.
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If you and your ex have already agreed to all the terms of property division, visitation, child support & maintenance and only need an attorney to draft the paperwork to make the agree legal, our flat-fee uncontested divorce can help. We understand that attorneys sometimes complicate your agreement to increase their fees. Not us! Our flat-fee uncontested divorce will affordably draft and file all the necessary paperwork to quickly finalize your divorce–if you have already agreed to the terms.
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Generally each party hires his or her own attorney and is responsible for their own legal expenses and costs associated with divorce. In some case, the court may award attorney’s fees.
Child support in Utah is based on a formula that can easily be calculated if the income of both spouses is known. You can use the calculator at Office of Recovery Services locate at Office of Recovery Services – (utah.gov).
Alimony is a remedy awarded to help a financially weaker spouse become self-sufficient. In Utah alimony is discretionary and is not awarded in every case. Factors that a court will consider in determining if alimony should be awarded and if so how much includes:
- Income and financial resources of both parties
- Emotional & physical condition of each party
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Length of the marriage
The first step the court will take to divide the property is to identify property (separate property) that was brought into the divorce by each party. Each party will receive their separate property. Property that is acquired during the marriage is “marital property.” Divorce and family courts are courts of equity. That generally means that the court will attempt to equally divide the marital property.