Utah Child Custody Lawyer
Child custody and visitation arrangements are among the most difficult issues to resolve during the divorce process. Even long after the divorce is finalized, major disputes can arise as the life situations of the parents and children change.
At Esplin |Weight, we are experienced family law and child custody lawyers. We represent clients in all aspects of custody and child visitation matters, including:
- Child custody
- Visitation and parenting plans
- Modifications to custody and visitation
- Grandparent visitation rights
- Parental relocations and moveaways
- And others
Utah law favors joint legal custody of children, unless other factors convince the court to decide otherwise. In every case, it decides these issues in favor of “the best interests of the child.” Our attorneys can provide you with an evaluation of your situation, and sound advice as to how to proceed both during and after the divorce process. We often use mediation to resolve disputes cost-effectively, and to minimize emotional strife which can negatively affect the lives of children. In situations where sole custody is essential for our client and the child, we assert our client’s interests through vigorous court action.
Much of our child custody practice involves helping clients resolve custody and visitation matters that arise after a divorce. A parent’s new job schedule may require changes in the visitation schedule, for example. We can usually resolve these quickly without the need of the parent’s appearance in court. The relocation of a parent with physical custody rights, however, can prove highly contentious, and may require extensive negotiations or litigation to resolve.
Whatever the custody or visitation matter, our lawyers can provide sound advice and vigorous representation.
For an initial consultation with Esplin | Weight, call 801.373.4912, to speak with an attorney or schedule an office appointment.