Even under the best of circumstances, shared parenting can be difficult. There can be situations where one parent disagrees with the custodial decision made by the court, however, there could be problems at every turn. When a former spouse fails to comply with the child custody guidelines set by the court, it can not only make your life miserable, it can also be detrimental to your child’s welfare. It is important to take immediate action.
If your parental rights are being infringed upon as a result of custodial interference, you need an experienced Salt Lake City custodial interference lawyer, like me, Emy Cordano on your side. At Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, we will take action to preserve the relationship you have with your children and prevent future difficulties. Together, we will take action.
Custodial interference is when one parent interferes with the visitation or custodial rights of the other parent, whether through taking, enticing, or hiding the child or through other actions. Under Utah law, the first offense of custodial interference is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months of jail. Taking a child out of the state without permission can be charged as a felony that may result in a five-year prison sentence upon conviction.
Unfortunately, police are often reluctant to get involved in custodial matters. To protect your rights, it is best to provide your divorce decree and the actual custodial interference law when reporting a violation and to insist on an incident report that proves your custodial rights were violated.
Over the years, I have successfully helped clients resolve these difficult issues by utilizing an aggressive and compassionate approach. Custodial interference is a serious problem in Salt Lake City. The worst thing you can do is to either hope it will go away or resolve itself. Sometimes outside assistance is the best solution.
When you are put in this situation by your child’s other parent, I will guide you through the process of getting an incident report filed by the police and possibly using this information to seek contempt charges and when attempting to modify custody arrangements.
As a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, I will protect your parental rights, in addition to the best interests of your children. Do not choose just any legal professional. Count on a lawyer with a track record of nearly two decades of getting results.
Please contact me now for the information and advice you need to make the soundest possible decisions. I help clients in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah.