Paternity law is important to us at Burton Law Firm. Establishing and protecting paternity rights is an essential part of family law. We will do everything in our ability to help you and your loved ones through this complicated time.

Paternity Disputes & Fathers’ Rights Under Paternity Law in Utah

When it comes to becoming a parent, the situations that surround men and women are drastically different and determining the identity of a child’s father is not always easy. In some cases, men deny allegations of fathering a child. On the other hand, there are cases where men are denied as being the father by the biological mother. Either way, the situation is stressful.


Because of the overall complexity surrounding paternal issues, not all men respond in a uniform fashion to being identified, or denied, as the father. Some men would dispute the allegations, while others would strongly assert their parental rights when denied fatherhood.

Whether or not a man is adjudicated as a father can have life-altering impacts on not only the man but also the mother and the child at issue. If a man is determined to be the biological father of a child, he has rights with that child that may need to be enforced, i.e. child support, parent-time, custody, decision making, etc. These issues can become complicated, especially when taking the best interests of a child into account. Such important matters should be handled only under the skilled guidance of legal professionals. We at Burton Family Attorneys offer the skill and experience you need to help with your paternity issue; whether you are a father fighting for his rights or a mother protecting a child’s best interests.

If you find yourself in such a scenario, the best course of action would be to look for legal counsel and representation as soon as possible. A skilled paternity attorney in Ogden, Utah is one of the most critical things to have when confronted with issues about paternity law.

How an Experienced Paternity Attorney Can Help

At Burton Law Firm, we have assisted and successfully represented numerous clients dealing with paternity law issues in Utah. Because of our experience in dealing with a wide range of paternity-related cases, we can assist clients whether or not they claim to be the father of the child.

If needed, we can also provide the necessary legal assistance to settle custody issues, visitation arrangements, and help determine the appropriate spousal or child support in Utah.

Contact us today to know more about your legal options and the best course of action to efficiently tackle paternity law conflicts in Utah.


Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Our goal is to help our clients navigate their divorce case with knowledge and compassion so they can focus on their family.

We have assisted and successfully represented numerous clients dealing with paternity issues. Because of our experience dealing with a wide range of paternity-related cases, we can assist clients whether or not they claim to be the father of the child.

Whether you have a custody battle resulting from an ongoing divorce, or if you’re an unmarried parent fighting for custody of a child, the attorneys at Burton Attorneys at Law have the experience to handle your case.

In Utah, by law, every child is entitled to the support of both parents, whether the parents are married or not. Although Utah law provides child support guidelines used by the courts to calculate a parent’s base child support obligation.

Simply stated, mediation is a non-binding forum for a divorcing couple to work out the terms of their divorce with the help of a trained mediation specialist. The only requirement of mediation is that a party attend and make a good faith effort at resolution.

We recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal professional. Mediators are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice. Mediation will involve the discussion relating to all your divorce issues including real estate and personal property issues, division of financial assets (401k, stocks, bonds, etc.)

Step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a step child’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step parent to seek an adoption and make the relationship legal.

When a family member, friend or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate. This is the process whereby the Court appoints an individual, or sometimes multiple individuals, to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of the one who passed away.

There is no set formula to determine when, or if, a party should receive alimony (spousal support) from a divorcing spouse. In determining alimony the courts will consider the needs of the party requesting alimony, the ability of that party to provide for his or her own needs, and the ability of the other divorcing party to pay alimony.

At Burton Law Firm, our family law attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients through all areas of family law. By leveraging the combination of skill with years of experience, our attorneys will do everything in their power to achieve the outcome desired by their clients.

When a Court grants a decree of divorce, it will also address the parties’ rights with respect to the assets they acquired during their marriage. This includes retirement assets, such as 401(k) accounts, IRAs, and pensions.

A guardian helps an individual care for their physical well-being while a conservator helps an individual handle their financial affairs. By appointing a guardian and/or conservator, you are providing your loved one with the assistance of someone who cares in order to help them handle day to day matters and to make important legal decisions.


Contact us today for a consultation with an attorney. During the meeting, you will be advised of your options as well as the cost of pursuing each option that you have. To more efficiently serve you, we encourage you to organize pertinent documents before your initial consultation if possible.

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Ogden, Utah 84403

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