Posts Tagged ‘custody’
Will Utah Law Allow me to Pursue a Request to Modify a Custody Order?
Sometimes, after parties receive a final Decree of divorce (or parentage), one or perhaps both parties later wish to amend the Decree based on a change in circumstances with the parties or their children. At Daniel W. McKay & Associates, we assist our clients with this type of proceeding regularly. A party may receive…Read More
Can a Parent Lose their Parental Rights Based on a Procedural Deficiency in their Response to a Petition for Adoption?
Under Utah law, parents have a fundamental right to parent their children. The Utah Termination of Parental Rights Act states: “Under both the United States Constitution and the constitution of this state, a parent possesses a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and management of the parent’s child.” Utah Code Ann. §78A-6-503(1). Typically, a…Read More
How Much Parent-Time Will I Be Awarded If My Ex-Spouse Receives “Sole Custody?”
When joint physical custody (i.e., when a child spends more than 30% of overnights with each parent), is considered but not determined to be a viable option in a divorce or parentage case, a Utah Court may award “sole physical custody” to a primary custodial parent (i.e., the child spends less than 30% of the…Read More
How do Utah Courts Handle the Relocation of a Parent?
If you received a child custody order by a Utah Court, resulting from either a divorce, parentage, or child welfare case, but now you (or the other parent of your child) intend to move to a new location that is more than 150 away from the residence of the other parent, you might be wondering,…Read More
How Long Will It Take To Complete My Utah Divorce?
When someone is going through a divorce in Utah, a common question he or she has is: ‘How long will it take to complete my divorce?’ We wish there was a straightforward answer, but each divorce case is very different. While the answer is difficult to predict, some factors can help indicate whether your divorce…Read More
A divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through – unfortunately, there is just no way of getting around that. And to top if off, people going through a divorce are often, tragically, met with a lack of compassion. Many friends and family members have no idea just how stressful…Read More