One of the most disputed issues of the average divorce is over who is going to get custody of the children. Obviously each parent is acting out of love for the children and a belief that they will be able to provide best for them. Although all the involved parties are acting in the best interest of the children, in most cases, everyone has a somewhat different view of what that is. Furthermore, even though there are a lot of factors that go into determining child custody the ultimate rule is that the court is simply charged to do what is in the best interest of the child. This is a very subjective rule that can be difficult to cope with at times and can result in varied outcomes.
Utah Child Custody Options
In Utah Child Custody is split in two separate ways. The first division is in the type of custody, legal or physical, and the second division is the custody arrangement; sole, joint, or split. In most circumstances parties are content with joint legal custody, meaning both parents keep their legal rights as a parent of the minor child. The real battles in custody disputes come in terms of who gets what type of physical custody over the children. Joint and Sole custody are the most common because split custody involves splitting up siblings and placing children in separate primary residences; courts rarely award split custody because of a preference to keeping the children together.
Utah Child Custody Attorney
Child custody disputes can arise in many different ways not just divorce but regardless of the situation an attorney is important in making sure your side of the argument is properly defended. At Salcido Law Firm you will find experienced family law attorneys who have helped hundreds of clients through their divorce, child custody, or any other family law disputes. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.