Grandparent Custody

December 16, 2016

Grandparent CustodyYou love your grandchildren and have spent a lot of quality time with them. You may have even cared for them while the parents worked, or when one or both parents had physical or personal problems they needed to deal with. This is not uncommon, as two earner households and the high cost of daycare often puts grandparents in the role of caretaker.

How Does the Court Determine Custody of a Child?

January 02, 2017

How Does the Court Determine Custody of a Child?When parents are separating or getting divorced, they usually argue over two things: money and children. Unfortunately, these arguments can get quite heated, and often are witnessed by the children themselves, to their great detriment.

How to Terminate Parental Rights

January 09, 2017

How to Terminate Parental RightsMaybe you have conceived a child and you can’t or don’t wish to accept responsibility for his/her care or upbringing after the birth. Maybe your significant other is abusive toward your child, or is addicted to drugs or alcohol and you fear for their safety. What happens if the parent has neglected the child’s needs or has abandoned them? What steps can I take to ensure the wellbeing of my child?

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 Adoption Laws in Utah

July 12, 2017
Child Adoption Laws in Utah

Each state sets regulations for adoptions that occur within its jurisdiction. These rules determine who can be an adoptive parent, who is adoptable, and how proceedings occur. Utah has its own specific laws regarding adoption which are codified at Utah Code 78B, Chapter 6, Part 1. Here, we will look at some of the important aspects of the Utah Adoption Act.

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.