Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Family Law in Salt Lake City Area
The caring, experienced legal counsel at Wasatch Defense Attorneys are experts at achieving speedy conclusions to divorce and family law cases. Our compassionate, highly qualified representatives are dedicated to providing you with the highest levels of personal attention so you can rest easy knowing we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We go the extra mile to help. Call Wasatch Defense Lawyers today for a no-obligation consultation at 801.980.9965!
Divorce can be life-shattering. With so many questions demanding answers all at once, the last thing anyone needs is a lawyer who makes the whole process more complicated. With over 30 years of experience, we know how to listen and tackle the legal system to help you be able to close one chapter of life and successfully move on to the next.
Child custody cases are often delicate affairs because the law tries to leave the decision-making up to the court and the family involved. However, neither the court nor its experts typically have much time to dedicate to digging into your family’s true situation. Many of the arguments for or against a particular ruling come down to opinion or unfortunately superficial considerations drawn from limited exposure to the situation. Most judges try very hard to do the right thing, but with so many variables and so little time, inappropriate decisions are certainly possible and often take ages to fix later. Which is why you need experienced child custody lawyers to help build your case to make sure your kids get what is in their best interest.
Per Utah law, the court determines child support at the time of divorce using a formula established by the Utah State Legislature. Things that can affect how much child support is awarded include income of each parent, needs of the child(ren), how many children there are, and other factors. Child support can be modified as circumstances change over time.
Determining alimony is also part of the process that also determines child support – it is even more complicated because of so many more factors being included. Length of the marriage, custody rights, ability to earn future income and present, and ability to pay are all part of the court’s decision, but determining how to properly weight each factor is more art than science. The last thing you need after finally finalizing your divorce is another trip to court to argue why the alimony settlement needs to be renegotiated. Precisely why Wasatch Defense Lawyers expertise in family law is indispensable.
As in most of the United States, adoption can be a difficult process in Utah. On top of all of the bureaucratic inspections, forms, and visits, there are over 146 sections of legal code specifying all of the possible circumstances related to the adoption in Utah’s Adoption Act. When you’ve finally made the decision to adopt in Utah, don’t let the legal complexities get in your way. Let us take care of the paperwork and legal aspects so you can get ready to welcome the newest addition to your life.
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