Utah’s Custody Laws Explained

Fighting for custody of your child in Utah can be a difficult and emotionally exhausting process. But with the right legal team on your side, the odds are more likely to shift in your favor.

Here at the Alder Law Group, we fight for the best interests of your child. Our team of family attorneys has the expertise and knowledge to help you get custody of your child.

Types of Custody

There are two general types of child custody in Utah: Physical and legal custody. The former specifies where the child lives and the latter defines who make important decisions for their child, like medical exams or education factors.

These two types of child custody can be shared between the parents in a few different ways:

  • Sole Custody
  • Joint Custody
  • Split Custody

The type of custody and how time and responsibilities are split depends highly on what the court determines to be the best interest of the child.

Getting Custody of Your Child

In order to gain custody of your child, you will have to prove to a court of law that it is in the best interest of your child. Some criteria for how the court determines the best interest for your child are:

  • Financial state of both parents
  • Medical and psychological evaluations of the parents and child
  • Past conduct

To best prove that you would be the better fit for your child, you will need to hire a great family law attorney.

You can contact our legal office here or call us at 801.463.2600 for our family law services.