Custody Attorney in Salt Lake City

Children are expensive, but they are even more expensive after a divorce. Here is a very short overview of how custody works in Utah. The physical custody arrangement is one of the factors in determining child support. In Utah, there are two classifications of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Under each classification of custody, there are sub-classifications: sole and joint.

Legal and Physical Custody

Legal custody has to do with a parent’s rights regarding their minor children’s education, decisions, and other significant decisions. Physical custody has to do with the care of the minor children. In order to determine custody, if the parties cannot reach an agreement. the courts look to the best interests of the children. The courts must look to a number of statutory factors in determining what is in the minor children’s best interests. In a custody dispute, it is often helpful to have a custody evaluation expert involved. A discussion about the nuances of custody battles is more complicated and involved than can be addressed here. However, if you’d like to make an appointment for a free consultation, please contact us today. We are here to help you with your custody case.

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