Child Custody Custody Attorney Utah

Child Custody in Utah 

Child custody is often the most critical part of a divorce proceeding and the most difficult process to experience. Our attorneys are sensitive to this fact and fight hard to make the process work for its clients. Our attorneys have the skill and understanding to help families quickly resolve these highly-sensitive matters. Each parent or relative we represent can rely on our expertise in child custody rights. 

Experienced Child Custody Attorneys Salt Lake City 

In reaching a child custody agreement, many people don’t know where to start. It can be difficult to move beyond the emotions and come to consensus. Our experienced child custody attorneys will guide you through the process in a reassuring manner. We carefully explain the rights, laws, and the legal procedure to each client, so that they fully understand their options. 
We then listen to each client’s priorities and concerns, so that we can accurately articulate and address your wishes to the court. Our child custody lawyers are experienced at handling custody or visitation disputes, as well as other issues. Our attorneys can help reach sound decisions that guard the future of your children and your child custody rights.

Best Interest of your Child in South Jordan, Draper, and Salt Lake City

In Utah, a child’s living arrangements are based on what is best for that child. Determining the child’s “best interest” is at the heart of every custody litigation. We fight aggressively to present our clients in their most favorable light and protect children  from being drawn into the acrimony that surrounds most divorce cases. If your divorce involves children, don’t waste valuable time! Contact us to learn more about your rights.

Relocation and Child Custody in Utah 

The Utah Legislature enacted the Utah relocation statute to address the concerns raised when one parent wishes to move. Of course, small moves don’t raise any issues. So the relocation statute applies only when a parent moves 150 miles from the other parent’s home. When the statute does apply, the relocating party must fulfill certain requirements. If the non-relocating parent disagrees with the move, they can request a court hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to have a court review the notice and the circumstances of the move. The goal, for the court, is to issue an order on parent time, custody, and transportation costs. In making the order, the court will determine if the relocation is in the child’s best interests. Regardless of what the court finds, the court will not order a parent not to move. But the court may order a change of custody if relocation is not in the child’s best interest.

Advocating for your Child’s Custody in Salt Lake City, Draper, and South Jordan

If you are in Salt Lake or Utah County we encourage you to contact Garner Law for an initial consultation where you’ll receive general divorce advice.