Utah Fathers Rights.
Fathers rights are sometimes overlooked. Let us help you protect your rights, so that you can be a part of your kid’s life.
Utah Fathers Rights
Despite the equality movement, the law has long been stacked against father’s rights in divorce proceedings. To accommodate with equal rights, child custody, support and maintenance statutes have been modify so as to not overtly discriminate on men’s’ rights. That doesn’t mean that it is an even playing field. Far from it. Divorce and custody laws still have an undertone of preferring custody awards to females as “primary care providers”. We understand the uphill battle that frequently accompanies a father’s effort to win custody of minor children.
Despite the odds, our experienced Utah father’s rights attorneys have successfully won child custody on behalf of our clients. We understand what it takes and the best approaches to leveling the playing field and winning in these difficult situations. Don’t leave the important issue of child custody and support to inexperienced or incompetent counsel. Let us protect your interests.
We always seek to minimize disputes with our negotiating and mediation skills, while still representing your best interests. We take pride in our reputation with opposing counsel for being strait shooters! Our no-nonsense approach makes it easier for us to come to agreements with opposing attorneys because they can rely on us to “say what we mean” and “do what we say”. The Court also depends on the information we provide because we are known for our integrity, being thorough, honest and accurate. When negotiating and mediation skills don’t result in acceptable results, we have the fortitude to fight for your interest through court intervention.
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.