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SALT LAKE CITY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

SALT LAKE CITY CUSTODY MODIFICATION LAWYERS

Helping Parents Manage Shared Custody and Visitation in Utah

Sharing child custody with a former spouse or partner adds a degree of complexity to parenthood. This can be especially true when changing circumstances render a former custody order unworkable or when concerns about the other parent’s fitness necessitate action. While most custody orders encourage the parents to resolve disputes among themselves, all too often court supervision becomes necessary. Custody modification Lawyers in Salt Lake City can help parents negotiate changes to their custody arrangements and, if necessary, can represent their interests in court proceedings. Intermountain Legal is committed to helping parents confront the challenges of joint custody. We strive to facilitate compromise when appropriate but are also prepared to advocate for you in court when necessary.

Types of Custody and Reasons for Modification

There are two types of child custody in Utah. Physical custody is the right to have actual possession of the child and to determine where he or she lives. Legal custody is the right to make decisions regarding issues such as healthcare and education. Either type of custody may be sole — vested in one parent — or joint — split between both parents. Before a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer can help settle the finer issues of custody, the parents or a court must choose between a sole or joint arrangement.

In the context of modification, there are usually provisions in a custody order or an agreement that allow minor modifications when both parties agree. It is usually the broader modifications — such as a parent who only has visitation seeking partial custody or a parent with shared custody seeking sole custody — that require Salt Lake City custody modification attorneys to get involved.

The overarching concern courts have in modification proceedings is determining what constitutes the best interests of the children involved. In deciding this, however, Utah courts usually consider a number of factors. These often include the conduct and character of each parent and which parent is more likely to allow the child to have a continued relationship with the other parent. Because the court’s analysis is subjective, having an experienced Salt Lake City custody modification lawyer as an advocate can help you put forth a more compelling case. By taking the time to become fully acquainted with your circumstances, a dedicated family law attorney from Intermountain Legal can draw out and highlight the facts that are most favorable to you and make a strong case for your desired custody arrangement.

Call the Firm for a Consultation About Custody Modification

The challenges of joint custody continue long after divorce or separation. But our compassionate custody attorneys can help you protect your rights as a parent. Whether you are seeking modification of a custody order or resisting the other parent’s attempt to do so, an attorney from Intermountain Legal can help. Call our office today at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to schedule a 30-minute consultation for the flat fee of $75 to discuss your family law matter with a custody modification lawyer

Our Other Services

Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit counties.


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STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly's experience click here.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

 
MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

 
MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

 
ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly's experience click here.