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 VISITATION AND PARENT TIME ATTORNEY

Protecting Your Parental Rights in Utah

When one parent has sole physical and legal custody of children, the other natural parent usually has a right to periodic visitation, or what is known in Utah as parent time. In most cases, parents and their parent time attorneys in Salt Lake City can negotiate a schedule that works for both parties and benefits the children involved. But sometimes, in cases where the custodial parent is concerned about abuse or neglect or is simply unwilling to allow visitation, litigation becomes necessary. With substantial experience in family law, our team at Intermountain Legal takes a pragmatic approach to resolving these difficult issues. But we are always prepared to advocate before the court on your behalf when necessary to protect your interests and those of your children.

Determining Visitation and Parent Time in Utah

Visitation can be a contentious issue that a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer will usually address in negotiating a divorce settlement. But further controversy may arise if circumstances change following the final decree. Moreover, visitation is frequently an issue between unmarried parents outside the context of divorce. In deciding parent time issues, the best interests of the children involved are of primary importance. Nevertheless, Utah law provides minimum entitlements to parent time for noncustodial parents. For children between the ages of 5 and 18, this includes one weekday evening a week, every other weekend and certain holidays every other year. Different guidelines apply for children under five.

From both a legal and practical standpoint, a negotiated visitation schedule is preferable to one imposed by the court. Visitation lawyers in Salt Lake City usually attempt to facilitate negotiation on this issue to spare clients and their children the trauma and expense of litigation. We at Intermountain Legal realize that concerns over a noncustodial parent’s habits or maturity as well as conflicts with an intractable custodial parent may make litigation necessary. Our principal parent time lawyer Hailey Black, fully understands these issues and has effectively represented both custodial and noncustodial parents as well as grandparents and other parties entitled to visitation.

Call the Firm for a Consultation About Child Visitation

Intermountain Legal provides compassionate support and legal representation to clients throughout Utah during difficult divorce proceedings and child visitation disputes. We make client concerns our top priority and make every effort to resolve family law issues in the most beneficial and practical manner possible. But our clients can still count on us to be aggressive advocates for their interests when necessary. Call our office today at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to schedule a 30-minute attorney consultation for $75 to discuss your family law 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.

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.