You had everything you wanted in your life. A good job, a vehicle, a spouse, and two wonderful children. It was, quite possibly, the dream you had always wanted for yourself. There was no way you were going to mess this up.
But that’s the thing about divorce cases – it is not that you are trying to mess things up. Sometimes, forces outside of your control can change your life around in an instant.
Unfortunately, divorce cases can become bitter and the two people who got married end up doing and saying things they never thought they would.
That can include your spouse fighting you for custody of your children, even though they know you are a good parent. What happens if you end up losing custody all together and are only allowed visitation?
What happens if your spouse lied about you and the court determines you should not see your children often?
It happens more than you know and we do not think it is right. You need to secure a Salt Lake City child custody lawyer if this has happened to you.
The rate of divorce in Utah is 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people, which is close to the US average. When it comes to child custody, there are many things that need to be worked out. First, we need to define the two kinds of child custody: physical custody and legal custody.
Physical custody deals with where the child will reside.
Legal custody deals with who gets to make legal decisions about the child (healthcare, educations, etc.)
For both types of custody, a parent can have sole custody or joint custody shared with the other parents.
Note: the custody types can differ from one another. One parent can have sole physical custody but legal custody could be shared between both parents and vice versa.
For a parent who does not have sole custody, they will likely be granted visitation rights unless there is a compelling reason for them not to see the child (severe drug or alcohol abuse, physically abusive). Even in extreme cases, visitation often takes place as long as there is another person present with the child and parent at all times.
There are times when a parent ends up losing custody of their children because the other spouse lied about their lifestyle or their ability to parent the child well.
What Happens Now?
Emy A. Cordano will be here to fight for your parental rights. Our team understands that people make mistakes in life, but that does not mean that they should lose access to their children altogether. That is not beneficial to anyone involved, especially the children.
Divorce proceedings can get nasty. People say things from an emotional state. Emy will be by your side in the courtroom to ensure you the truth is discovered. She will work to ensure that you get treated fairly. When you need a child custody attorney in Salt Lake City, you can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for a legal consultation.