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Sole Custody Lawyer


When parents of children are divorcing, sons and daughters share the same fear and uncertainty their parents are experiencing. In every divorce-related decision, Utah courts prioritize the best interests of children, particularly when it comes to sole or joint custody.

Child custody is one of the most complicated and delicate issues of divorce. The court must take several factors into consideration to determine what is in the best interest of the child, such as income, child rearing skills along with the mental and physical health of each parent. When sole custody is the best solution, it is important for each parent to the comply with the guidelines set by the court. The first step is to seek representation from a skilled legal professional.

I am Salt Lake City sole custody attorney Emy Cordano, founder of Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. When you retain my law firm, you retain me. I will handle all aspects of your custody case. I will listen to you and inform you of your options in the pursuit of custody. From the first meeting, I develop tailored strategies that match your needs and goals in pursuit of the best resolution on your behalf.

When Sole Custody Is In The Best Interests Of Children Of Divorce

Joint custody may be a presumption held by Utah courts. However, many cases exist where one parent is provided with sole custody. The agreement gives one parent or guardian specific rights with a minor child. Sole custody comes in two forms:

  • Sole physical custody determines the primary residence of the child. The other parent enjoys visitation rights and pays child support based on state statutes.
  • Sole legal custody affords parents the rights to make educational, medical and other important decisions in the lives of their children.

As in all decisions involving children of divorce, their wishes and best interests are significant factors in making a custody determination. However, the courts are not bound by it. Many considerations come into play, specifically the mother or father who served as the primary caregiver during the marriage. A parent addicted to alcohol or drugs or being verbally and physically abusive can compel the court to award sole custody.

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If you are involved in a dispute over child custody, do not handle it on your own. I can help you navigate through a complex and contentious process. To schedule an initial consultation, please contact me now for the information and advice you need to make the sound and informed decisions.