THE RIGHT ATTORNEY MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE


DIVORCE ATTORNEY SALT LAKE CITY, UT

THE RIGHT ATTORNEY MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE


DIVORCE ATTORNEY SALT LAKE CITY, UT

SALT LAKE CITY CUSTODY ATTORNEYS

Helping Parents Determine Their Rights

Disputes involving children are often especially sensitive. Whether as part of a divorce or as a separate issue between unmarried parents, determining the custody rights of each party can be difficult. What’s more, in cases where the identity of the father is not entirely certain, important rights and obligations such as custody, visitation, inheritance, support and eligibility for certain government benefits can hinge on the outcome of a paternity test. Our team at Intermountain Legal has represented clients in many custody and parentage disputes throughout Utah. You can count on a Salt Lake City custody lawyer from our firm to handle your case with sensitivity and to keep you closely informed throughout the process.

Establishing Paternity in Utah

The Utah Uniform Parentage Act establishes the procedures for determining paternity within the state. Utah courts, however, also recognize paternity determinations from other jurisdictions. In most cases, mothers seek a paternity determination to establish an entitlement to child support, inheritance or government benefits. But in some cases, a father may also seek to establish his own paternity to gain custody or visitation rights. While certain presumptions apply regarding parentage, these can be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence, including genetic testing.


Effectively Settling Custody Issues

Even when the parents are willing to work together, custody attorneys in Salt Lake City must be careful to ensure their custody agreements are clear and not subject to interpretation.

These plans must address numerous eventualities, including holidays and birthdays, family vacations, decision making for health and educational issues and more. Even an agreement that appears to be comprehensive can leave out crucial details, creating disagreement and uncertainty when those issues arise. But an experienced Salt Lake City divorce lawyer has the experience to know what needs to be addressed. Moreover, in cases when the parties cannot agree to a custody arrangement, a custody attorney knows how to present your case in court should litigation become necessary. Intermountain Legal is sensitive to your needs during family law disputes — and tough when fighting for your best interests.

Call the Firm for a Consultation Regarding Paternity and Custody

At Intermountain Legal, we listen to your concerns and make every effort to keep you informed, while serving as staunch advocates for your interests. Call our office today at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to schedule a 30-minute attorney consultation for $75 to discuss your custody matter.

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.

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 Marks'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.