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Can I Withhold Visitation if my Ex-Spouse Doesn’t Pay Child Support? Many parents that have been divorced are faced with frustrating financial situations.  When one parent can’t or simply won’t pay child support, things get even worse.  This can lead to one parent finding themselves in a tight spot, and unsure how to fix the…

Child Support in Utah When reading this article lets’ assume one thing.  That is, both parents want what is best for their children and are not looking to unjustly cutback on the quality of life for their children.  When one parent is required to pay child support to another, it is supposed to be for…

What Type of Child Custody Should I Seek? Child custody is one of the most contested matters within divorce. It’s a long-lasting decision that should be made with a firm understanding of what you are seeking and the terms that go hand in hand with it. Utah custody can be confusing, especially if it’s your first…

Is My Ex Brainwashing My Child? It can be frustrating when you are trying to do what’s best for you child when you feel your ex is using your child as a pawn. Unfortunately, in many situations, it’s the children who often experience the greatest emotional toll when custody is in dispute. The court is clear…

Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody in Utah There are several types of custody in Utah. Deciding which type of custody best fits your needs may seem overwhelming. When determining which type of custody to seek it may be tempting to seek full custody simply to punish your ex, however, it’s important to keep the…

Child Abandonment and the Loss of Parental Rights in Utah The topic of child abandonment is a difficult one for many parents, most of whom could never imagine giving up their precious children. In the legal world, however, issues of child abandonment are often brought up as a part of contentious divorce cases and custody battles. We hear…

When Child Support Is Late, Can You Withhold Visitation? Your ex has fallen behind on child support, and you’re understandably frustrated. In fact, you want to motivate your former spouse to bring his or her obligation current. Unfortunately, you cannot legally withhold visitation rights in Utah, even if child support payments aren’t current. While it may…

Modifying a Child Support Order in Utah Have circumstances changed since your child support order was issued? Are you having trouble making payments, or if you receive support, are you having trouble making ends meet under the current arrangement? If there has been a substantial change in you or your ex’s work or living situation, the existing…

How Moving Out Affects Child Custody in a Divorce Child custody is one of the most complex aspects of a divorce, and you must take great care to not compromise your rights. Moving out — even when done with the best intentions — could influence custody arrangements in your spouse’s favor. Before you decide to leave the…

Resolving Child Support Disputes Disagreements regarding child support and payment issues send millions of cases into the court system every year. Parents may be unable to meet the financial obligations of the divorce decree or, for whatever reason, they may refuse to comply with the original court order. When child support issues arise, parents can reach an…