You want what is best for your child. Even though you may be going through a divorce, your goal is likely to keep both parents in their life.
Guess what? The Utah family court system agrees.
Children can become emotional in a divorce, which is understandable. Their lives are changing and, though they may not understand everything that is happening, having both parents in their lives is important.
When you need a joint custody attorney in the Avenues, you can turn to Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. She will walk you through the entire process, patiently working for the best outcome.
The Custody Arrangements
We hope that you and your former spouse are able to come to an agreement when it comes to child custody. The Utah courts prefer to have both parents remain in their child’s life. That is beneficial to everyone involved. However, that does not mean that the process will be easy.
For joint custody to work, both parents must be able to work with one another well. This means regular communication and coordination.
Parents need to figure out arrangements for two custody types: Legal and Physical.
For jointlegal custody, this means that both parents will share legal decisions relating to their child (education decisions, medical decisions, etc.).
When it comes to joint physical custody, this deals with both parents providing a living space for their child. The amount of time a child will spend with each parent will be determined by the court after analyzing the entire situation.
We do want to note that, though it is assumed that the father will get less time with their children than the mother, that is not always the case. If you are a father and feel you have been unfairly treated, we want to help.
After separation, there will inevitably be changes in both parents’ lives. That may mean that changes have to be made to child custody settlements. Remember, since the original arrangements were court-ordered, any changes also need to go through the court system.
What Comes Next?
Please do not try to solve child custody issues without a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. The child custody process is legally technical. Even though you and your spouse may have come to an amicable solution for now, there is no guarantee they will abide by your agreement unless it is court-ordered.
The court system will want to look at the living and financial situations of both parents before making a final determination. You want to make sure you present a good case for custody, which can best be done with the help of an attorney.
Emy Cordano is the Avenues joint custody attorney you need to get you through this emotional process. Whether you are dealing with the initial custody arrangements in a divorce or working to modify them, she will work towards a solution that works for you. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.