Even though the parents or the judge originally believed that a custody order was appropriate for the children of the divorced couple, a change of circumstances may necessitate some changes to the custody agreement in place.
Child custody is one of the most painful, complex, and expensive forms of litigation. Obviously it is painful as it involves children that are the most important factor. More than property, money, or other monetary asset, the children are the ones who matter most.
Legal custody and physical custody are two commonly confused terms in family law. When most people think of child custody, they are usually thinking in terms of physical custody.
One of the hardest decisions that a judge is often called to make during a divorce case is who should get custody of a child. Usually, parents want what is in the best interest of their child.
Equitable distribution of property occurs when a married couple files for a divorce in Utah. If the two parties are not able to agree on the how the assets of the marriage are going to be divided, the court will decide how the property is divided between the couple.
Living in different states can make co-parenting arrangements and visitation schedules difficult for unmarried or divorced parents.
Dealing with child custody issues is never an easy process. It gets even harder when a parent's living situation changes. Sometimes a parent needs to move to a different area for a job opportunity, or for familial obligations. When this happens, the relocation can cause problems for the current child custody order.
Most Utah judges believe that it is in the best interest of children to have a relationship where their parents share their custody. Judges, however, can have their opinions swayed in individual cases if they believe that the best interest of the child is met with only one parent getting custody.
Some people see paternity tests as an amusing gag you see on day time talk shows. Others, who are going through a serious custody battle, see it otherwise. Some men, for personal reasons, may decide to fight a finding of paternity test.
There is an entire legal process that occurs when a minor wants to become responsible for his or her own self. This process is referred to as emancipation. Yet, to qualify for emancipation, the minor needs to meet certain requirements set out by the legislature of a state.
Divorce isn't easy on any family. When children are involved, it becomes even more difficult. Each parent wants time with their children. Hopefully, they also want what's best for their children.
Child custody issues are never easy. In some cases, a custody order is modifiable due to changed circumstances. When this need arises, many parents wonder how the child's wishes factor into the request. After all, the main focus is on the well-being of the child. See how much leeway the court will give to the child's wishes.
Visitation rights are a common topic in family law. A court may award these rights to the non-custodial parent during a divorce. The purpose of issuing this order is to allow the child to maintain a relationship with the parent. The child visitation schedule will list the specific terms of the agreement. Yet, there are certain aspects of these orders you need to understand to be fully informed.
When a couple with children divorces, there needs to be an agreement or order regarding child custody. Some parents are under the impression that the child is the one to make this decision. Others believe that the parents are in charge of determining the custody agreement. There is some truth to all of this, but the real decision is made by the family law judge. Learn how the wishes of each of these parties plays into the judge's final order.
TR Spencer & Associates takes child custody matters seriously. We’re aggressive at trial and empathetic in consultations as we listen carefully to your child custody concerns. No child custody case is like any other. If you need a child custody lawyer, don’t hesitate. You need an experienced legal advocate at your side.
The decisions you'll make in who has custody of your child can be some of the most stressful. Parenting plans allow parents to decide how they want their children to be cared for while they are away at work or on vacation.