Divorce can be a painful and uncertain time, but it doesn’t have to be. I will guide you through every aspect of the divorce process, helping you understand your rights. I will represent you through complex property division proceedings, negotiation of alimony issues, and questions of relocation. Divorce is a part of life in Salt Lake City and beyond, but you shouldn’t have to face it without an experienced attorney in your corner.
With children, the stakes are high. This is one of the most urgent matters to resolve in family cases, and one of the most deeply emotional. I can give you valuable guidance in protecting your parental rights and the best interests of your children in custody and visitation matters. Judges in Utah determine child custody by taking the best interests of the child into account. There are a variety of factors considered by the judge to contribute to a child’s best interest, including:
- Past conduct of the parties involved
- The geographic proximity of the parents’ homes
- Physical, psychological, and emotional needs of the child
- Any history of child abuse or domestic violence
Each family situation is different, and many unique factors come into play — including the wishes of the children. In Utah, the child’s own wishes are considered in child custody cases, and the judge will listen to any child mature enough to have an independent, intelligent preference.
In Utah, you will need an experienced, patient attorney to help you navigate issues of adoption. As in child custody cases, Utah courts look to the “best interests of the child” in adoptions. In addition, like other states, Utah regulates adoption requirements, so you’ll need guidance on the process. If you and your loved ones are moved to adopt a child in Salt Lake City or Provo, I will stand by your side throughout the journey.
Why Hire Preston Day, PLLC?
Whether you are considering a divorce, trying to determine your child custody plan, or hoping to adopt, you need a knowledgeable family lawyer who can help you understand and evaluate your options. Don’t wait to get help with your family situation. With Preston Day PLLC, rest assured that your case is resting in good hands.