Salt Lake City Child Custody Lawyers
Representing the Best Interests of You & Your Children
In Utah, courts emphasize the well-being and best interests of children during the divorce process. A parenting plan is designed to outline where the children will live and spend their time. This can be the most contentious part of a divorce. When you need child custody attorneys in Salt Lake City, Nelson, Taylor & Associates offers skilled legal representation to help devise a parenting plan that works for everyone.
How Custody Is Awarded
When parents make the decision to divorce, both are responsible for the care of their children. One of the most important decisions that must be made is with whom the children will live and how the visitation schedule should work. When parents can’t come to an agreement, the court will make the decision based on the standard of the best interests of the child.
In custody cases, courts may consider:
- Moral standards and conduct of both parents
- Bonds between the child and each parent
- The child’s physical, emotional, and psychological needs
- Parents’ ability to cooperate in making decisions
- Ability of the parents to reach shared decisions
- Participation of each parent in raising the child before the divorce
- The child’s preferences (if appropriate)
- Any history of abuse, including alcohol or drug abuse
When possible, it is better for parents to come to an agreement, rather than allowing the court to make the final determination regarding custody. Our Salt Lake City child custody lawyers can work with you to develop a parenting plan that includes custody information and a visitation schedule. When a peaceful agreement is not possible, you can count on us to fight for your rights and best interests in court.
Get Legal Advice for Your Custody Case
We use our extensive knowledge and experience in divorce and family law to provide realistic advice to our clients. We will assess your situation and explain how the law pertains to your circumstances so you know what to expect. Our attorneys offer free consultations to give you the opportunity to get advice for your situation and have your questions answered.
Please call (801) 901-7046 to schedule an appointment with an attorney in our office.