How will a criminal conviction affect my custody case? Family courts have traditionally been charged to make a decision that will be in the best interest of the child or children.  This means that they have a lot of discretion and power in child custody cases.  When parents become ex-spouses it can sometimes be difficult…

Can I Reduce or Cancel Child Support in Utah? The Office of Recovery Services (ORS) is an agency located within the Utah Department of Human Services. Within ORS, Child Support Services (CSS) is responsible for collecting child and medical support.  They offer a wide range of services designed to help both children and parents dealing…

Child Custody Safety Exchange Zones Police and sheriff’s departments across the country are setting up safe exchange zones, where child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to ensure the safety of all parties involved. Below is a list of safe exchange zones located in the area. WEBER COUNTY: Roy City Police Department 5051 South 1900 West Roy,…

Parental drug use in child custody cases When a parent uses drugs or is believed to be using drugs, it can be considered an emergency child custody case in Salt Lake City, Utah. Taking matters into your own hands is never advisable. Depending on the facts of the case, such conduct may result in a…

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…