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Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers
The divorce or separation of parents is an emotionally draining experience for all parties involved. Most of the time, parents want to spend as much time with their children as possible. They also want to be equally involved in their children’s lives. Our custody lawyers work closely with divorcing parents in Midvale and throughout Salt Lake County to find a solution that works for everyone. Child custody disputes are highly emotional. It takes experience and firm handling to reach an agreement without negatively impacting the children. We always aim to keep the child’s best interest at the center of custody proceedings.
The child custody attorneys at Morris Law Group have extensive experience in child custody law. We are aware of the emotional and physical stress that may accompany these types of legal matters. This is why we are here to listen and answer any questions about custody arrangements or any other divorce matters.
Contact us at 385-274-7776 for a free consultation about your custody related issues.
In Utah, a parent denied custody of their child could visit the child on a reasonable basis. However, you can lose the right to visitation if you are not careful during the divorce process. You are better off preventing your visitation rights from being taken away than trying to have them restored afterward.
We can help if you think your visitation rights are at risk or wish to protect your children’s best interests.
Which parent will get custody?
It is important to determine both the physical and legal custody of the children. Physical custody means the child will live with the parent who was awarded physical custody. Physical custody entails the daily care of the child. And the other parents’ time with the child is known as “parent time” or “visitation.” The parent with legal custody has the authority to make decisions affecting the child’s life. This can involve anything related to the child’s religion, medical care, or education.
A father’s status does not mean he can’t obtain custody of his child. And a mother’s status does not imply that she will automatically get custody. You need to work with a child custody and visitation lawyer in Utah who is familiar with these matters.
Although both parents have good intentions and differing perspectives, the judge usually decides what is best for the children in contested child custody cases. The court may consider the following factors:
- The children’s relationship with each parent before the divorce. A court will consider a child’s wish if they are deemed old enough to do so
- The importance of stability and continuity in the education, family, and community life of the children
- The parent who is most likely to meet the child’s developmental, physical, and emotional needs
- Instances of violence, neglect, or abuse committed by either parent
- Mental and physical health of parents and children
Child custody disputes are highly emotional. It takes experience and firm handling to reach an agreement without negatively impacting the children. You can count on our law firm to care for you and your family.
Please get in touch with us today to discuss your case.
For assistance with Utah custody and visitation law matters, call Morris Law Group today at 385-274-7776.