Child Custody Solutions For Families in Salt Lake City
One of the most sensitive legal issues in a divorce you might find yourself involved in centers around child custody. For divorcing parents in Utah, attorney Victoria Cramer provides comprehensive legal representation in child custody matters.
Obtaining full or partial custody
Child custody proceedings are often the most prominent issue in a divorce. Where divorce is contested, individuals in Utah must first attempt to resolve custody through mediation. With mediation, a neutral third party, rather than a judge in the court of law, attempts to help divorcing couples resolve their issues and come to an agreement outside of court. If the two parties are able to come to a mutual understanding on custody and child support, it becomes a part of the final divorce agreement.
When alternative dispute resolution fails, the court will make a decision on the basis of the best interests of the child. Several factors will be a part of the judge’s decision making process.
- The age of the child;
- Physical and mental health of the parent;
- History of domestic violence or substance abuse.
The outcome could be the awarding of full custody to one parent or partial, joint custody between the two parties. While some form of joint or shared custody is generally favored, the court will not hesitate to award sole custody to only one parent if the judge feels it is in the child’s best interests to do so. Victoria Cramer fights for the rights of her clients and their children regarding custody and visitation matters and works to ensure that the final arrangement is a workable solution that meets the needs of parent and child.
Child custody assistance from a knowledgeable attorney
Family law attorney Victoria Cramer is experienced in matters of child custody. She will use that experience to meet the unique details that are a part of your individual matter. Child custody can be complicated, and Ms. Cramer feels you should have an attorney who understands the law and has a history of effectively representing clients.
Learn more about child custody in Utah from a knowledgeable attorney anywhere on the Wasatch front
If you live in West Salt Lake City, Centerville or Farmington and would like to discuss your child custody concerns with an experienced attorney, please contact Victoria Cramer to schedule a consultation. Ms. Cramer will listen to your concerns and help formulate a plan that meets the needs of you and your family. Please note, that a parent cannot modify the other parent’s parent time or support just because of the COVID-19 virus. A new court order is needed for any modifications of the original Divorce Decree.