Utah has a unique set of rules when it comes to family law, and in dealing with a divorce, it’s best to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Two of the most difficult issues in divorce are child custody and child support decisions.
Child custody is decided when divorcing parents have children who are minors (under the age of 18). In Utah only one thing matters in the court’s decision, and that is what is in the best interest of the child. The court takes many things into account including the parent’s individual relationships with their children, the age of the parents, the mental condition of the parents and children, the home in which they will provide and the wishes of the children if he/she is old enough to make such a decision.
The person who does not get custody of the children will have to pay child support to the main parent. Income of the parents, how much money is needed to raise the child and the circumstances of the children are all taken into account when deciding the amount of child support payment. A mother or father can pay child support.
Knowing your rights when it comes to family law is the best way to ensure your interests are taken care of. The help of a quality family law lawyer will protect you in your time of vulnerability.
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