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Grounds to Modify a Child Custody Order

June 14, 2017
Grounds to Modify a Child Custody Order

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 Should Put the Children's Priorities First

January 10, 2018
Child Custody Should Put the Children's Priorities First

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.

Child Custody Laws: What Does Joint Legal Custody Mean?

August 08, 2018
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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.

Who Gets Custody?

August 28, 2018
Who Gets 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.

Property Division and Child Custody in a Utah Divorce

October 10, 2018
Property Division and Child Custody in a Utah Divorce

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.

Child Custody, Co-parenting, and Visitation Across State Lines Is Challenging

October 25, 2018
Child Custody, Co-parenting, and Visitation Across State Lines Is Challenging

Living in different states can make co-parenting arrangements and visitation schedules difficult for unmarried or divorced parents.

What Happens to Child Custody When a Parent Moves?

November 08, 2018
What Happens to Child Custody When a Parent Moves?

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.

How to Get Full Custody of Your Child

January 08, 2019
How to Get Full Custody of Your Child

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.

Is it Possible to Fight Paternity Tests?

June 05, 2019
Is it Possible to Fight Paternity Tests?

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.

What Are the Steps to Becoming an Emancipated Minor?

September 25, 2019
What Are the Steps to Becoming an Emancipated Minor?

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.

How Can I Show My Ex-Spouse is an Unfit Parent?

October 30, 2019
How Can I Show My Ex-Spouse is an Unfit Parent? During divorces, it's not uncommon that one parent doubts the parental skills of the other. In some cases, the problem may be so severe as to justify requesting a termination of parental rights. To do so, you and your family law attorney must show that the other party is an "unfit parent." Proving this involves submitting various types of evidence to demonstrate lack of fitness.

Child Custody Schedules

November 27, 2019
Child Custody Schedules

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.

A Look at the Child in Child Custody Modifications

September 16, 2020
A Look at the Child in Child Custody Modifications

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.

The Things You Need to Understand About Child Visitation Rights

October 15, 2020
The Things You Need to Understand About Child Visitation Rights

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.

Who Really Makes the Decision in a Child Custody Case?

February 09, 2021
Who Really Makes the Decision in a Child Custody Case?

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.

Child Custody in Utah

September 21, 2021
Child Custody in Utah

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.

Utah Family Law and Child Custody

December 20, 2022

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.

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