In determining the custody of a child, the law requires the courts to consider first and foremost the best interests of the child. There are several factors that are considered in determining custody. With our knowledge of Utah child custody laws, we can advise you as to what you should and should not do if you want custody of your child. We can also assist you with modifications to child custody orders should the need arise.
While it is rare, child custody can be sought by a party that is not one of the biological parents. There is, however, a rebuttable presumption in favor of the biological parent. This decision can be fought by demonstrating that the parent and child do not share a strong bond, that the parent does not possess an understanding of the child, and that the parent is unwilling to make sacrifices to their own welfare or interest to benefit the child.
Child support is determined by a chart based on the number of children, the respective incomes of the parties and whether it is sole or joint custody. Generally, the only real dispute relating to child support is a determination of the ex’s income. If there is any question as to his/her income, we can obtain the information through a discovery requests and by reviewing pay stubs and bank accounts.
Enderton & Mathews, LLC serves clients throughout Northern Utah, including but not limited to; Salt Lake City, Provo, Spanish Fork, Park City, Layton, Ogden, and Logan.
If you are prepared to work toward the well-being of your child, call us today at (801) 701-8644. We have years of experience in helping our clients and understand what is at stake.