Child Custody In Divorce

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Utah Child Custody Laws Attorney

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.
Get an experienced Utah custody attorney who has a history of favorable results.

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If you and your ex have agreed to all the terms of property division, custody, 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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Utah Divorce FAQs

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  – (

Your property will be categorized as either a non-maritital asset or a marital asset. If the property was acquired during the marriage it will generally be a martial asset.

Each party will receive their separate property. Marital property will generally be divided equitably. 

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
  • Age
  • Emotional & physical condition of each party
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
Other factors can impact alimony such as “cause” such as an affair during marriage, cohabitation after divorce and employment.

Each party typically is responsible for his or her own legal expenses and costs associated with divorce. In some case, the court may award attorney’s fees.

In Utah if the divorce is contested (an answer is filed), then mediation is required. In some cases more than one mediation will be necessary to resolve all the issues.

For more information on Utah Divorce, a free initial consultation is your best next step. 


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