It is not uncommon for parents in a custody matter to be residing in different states. This can be a complicated legal issue if not handled properly or by an attorney experienced with multi-state child custody issues. Establishing jurisdiction when determining child custody is very important as it has to be done right the first time. Otherwise, a judge could later find jurisdiction was improper and the entire child custody case must be heard in a different and proper jurisdiction.
We help clients who are facing these types of complex child custody issues. We will help you understand your rights, and navigate this difficult and complex terrain. Your ability and right to see your child is important to you and we will be there to advocate for this right along with the best interests of your child. Our attorneys have extensive experience with multi-state custody matters.
Establishing Proper Jurisdiction And Multi-State Custody
We will go over the facts of your situation, address your concerns and explain how visitation could work for your multi-state custody case. Our attorneys are knowledgeable with laws that apply to multi-state family law issues, including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This body of law helps to determine what jurisdiction a custody case will be determined in as well as other determining factors.
Courts often look at how long each parent has resided in each state and how long the child has resided in a state. The best interests of the child is always top priority no matter what the specific circumstance.
Retirement Assets And Divorce
One of the more challenging aspects of asset division in a divorce is often the matter of division of retirement assets. The very idea of retirement assets can seem abstract and far-off in consequence to young people approaching divorce. However, the outcome of a property division settlement or court order can have a lifelong impact — and perhaps nowhere is that more true than in the case of retirement income. The notable court case known as Woodward v. Woodward in Utah established a precedent. This precedent made it clear that retirement benefits that accrued during the time the parties were married would be divided evenly.
Retirement Assets As Marital Assets
Our family law attorneys advise parties in Utah divorces. We offer counsel and assistance regarding retirement assets including:
- 401(k) accounts
- Retirement assets divisible through qualified domestic relations orders or QDROs
We often find that spouses do not voluntarily disclose retirement assets. Sometimes this may be inadvertent, but all too often, it seems to be deliberate. Our Salt Lake City divorce lawyers are well-experienced at locating retirement assets and ensuring that they are properly valued.
Professionals Going Through Divorce
As a professional in your field, you may have a better understanding of the divorce process than most people. With many assets at stake, including a professional practice, it is imperative that you obtain a law firm that can help you with your particular divorce issues, including asset protection. Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, CPA or other professional going through a divorce, we provide catered and seasoned legal counsel for clients in your situation.
Our team of dedicated divorce attorneys understands the unique need professionals are facing when going through a divorce. You have worked extremely hard to build the practice, business and assets you have obtained over the years. We will work just as hard to protect these assets using our extensive experience with high net worth divorce cases.
Salt Lake City Professionals And Divorce Issues
The amount of time and resources that have gone into building your career as a licensed professional is hard to place a value on. From the cost of education and sacrifices made to the valuation of a practice, this can be a complex divorce case to resolve. However, it does not have to be a difficult one as our lawyers will create a customized strategy and plan for your specific complex divorce case.
As attorneys, we understand how stressful the situation is for you as you have many assets to protect. That is why we encourage you to reach out to not just any law firm in the Salt Lake City area but a law firm like ours that provides careful attention and customized divorce counsel for professionals like you facing a divorce.
Free Consultation with Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer
Whether you have a child custody issue or a divorce that you are facing, 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
Colt S. Slater, JD, Divorce Lawyer
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