Fathers oftentimes feel as though they do not have as much leverage as a mother in a situation involving custodial rights. It is important to know that as a parent, you have rights. Take an important step and talk to a lawyer at our Utah law firm to get your questions answered.
Fathers’ Rights In Utah
Dads have rights, just as mothers do. Our lawyers can help you understand and uphold your rights. We assist our clients with matters involving:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Child relocation
In order for you to establish and foster a relationship with your child, you need the ability to see him or her. Establishing paternity is the first step toward having custodial and/or visitation rights. Our lawyers strongly advocate for dads throughout the Salt Lake City area and understand the challenges that you are facing. We will work to resolve the legal issue as quickly as possible while looking out for your best interests.
Complex Custody Attorney
Custody of your children is one of the most critical determinations in a divorce proceeding. The factors that go into custody and the process that determines custody is complex. If you don’t have an extremely experienced attorney on your side, your custodial rights could be significantly diminished or may be lost altogether.
We Can Help You With Any Custody Challenge
The lawyers at our firm have spent thousands of hours researching and litigating complex child custody issues. We are extremely skilled and have handled a wide array of issues, including those involving:
- Children with special needs
- Children who have been molested or abused
- Parents with substance abuse issues
- Parents with unusual work schedules, including military parents
- Parents with a history of domestic violence
- Grandparent or third-party custody
Often with these types of situations, we find it is in the child’s best interests to fight for a temporary order for custody at the beginning of the case. We then work with specialists to ensure the child or children get the help they need with child counseling and therapy.
Understanding Physical Custody Vs. Legal Custody
In a divorce, it is important for parents to understand the different types of custody and what they mean. Physical custody refers to where a child lives on a daily basis. The parent who has physical custody makes sure the child’s day-to-day needs are met.
Legal custody on the other hand concerns who has the right to make important decisions about the child, such as education, religion, health care and other major issues. Often, legal custody is shared between both parents, but there may be circumstances where that is not appropriate.
Utah High Net Worth Divorce Lawyer
Division of investments in a divorce can be complex to accomplish in a fair and equitable way. There are many reasons for this, including:
- The value of investments is likely to change over time.
- Some investments seem to be of a theoretical nature. Stock options, for example, do not have actual value until and unless they are exercised. However, they should be taken into account in a divorce settlement.
Our divorce attorneys regularly help clients resolve division of assets such as:
- Stock options
- Real estate holdings
- Business interests
The first step in arriving at a fair division of such assets is locating them. The second step is understanding how they work. Our divorce lawyers have substantial experience locating and valuing investment assets correctly. We can help ensure that you receive your fair share of investment income.
Dividing Investments In Divorce
As you prepare to negotiate property division in a high net worth divorce, the decisions you make today will have long-lasting consequences. At our firm, we work diligently to give our clients the education they need to make the right decisions about all types of property division, including division of retirement assets.
Free Consultation with a Father’s Rights Lawyer
When you need a Fathers’ Rights Attorney to help you, call Ascent Law at (801) 676-5506. We will help you.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506
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