Salt Lake City Child Custody Lawyer

salt_lake_city_child_custody_lawyersDuring a divorce, one issue that brings heated emotions is the concept of child custody: who is in charge of caring for a child? It is hoped that parents can come to an agreement that is fair and in the best interest of the child. However, if you and your ex-spouse cannot come to an agreement, a Salt Lake City child custody lawyer can help you find an agreeable compromise. A knowledgeable family law attorney can guide you to a satisfactory parenting plan based on your legal rights and obligations.  Once you have devised a parenting plan that you can both agree upon, the attorneys at Simple Legal Utah can help you prepare and file the documentation for issues of Family Law.

Types of Child Custody

It is good to inform yourself before you begin negotiations.  There are different types of child custody but they can be divided into two types: physical custody and legal custody.

  • Physical Custody: this refers to the physical care of the child. Where and with whom will the child live, who is responsible for taking the child to school, and who will feeding him/her dinner?
  • Legal Custody: this refers to the legal right to make decisions that will affect the child’s life. Who will make the decisions regarding healthcare, education, religion, and other aspects of the child’s upbringing and lifestyle?

Utah Court may grant sole custody or joint custody regarding to the physical and legal custody of the child; and the two do not necessarily match. For example, it is possible that the Court may grant full physical custody to one parent but allow for joint legal custody so that both parents can be involved in making important parenting decisions.

Please call the Salt Lake City child custody lawyer at Simple Legal Utah for further details. Attorney Wade Taylor can help you with the details regarding preparation and filing of different aspects of family law including child custody and support. Call (801) 362-3786 for free consultation or send email using this online form. In-office meetings are available upon request and after-hour appointments are available to those who cannot meet during regular business hours. A Salt Lake City child custody lawyer may be exactly what you need to help you legally prepare and file the appropriate documents.