Children become one of the most contentious issues in divorce. Each parent is entitled to a minimum amount of time with his or her children, regardless of custody arrangements. Visitation, also known as parent-time, is determined at the time of the divorce and can only be changed by agreement of both parties or a modification of the divorce decree.
Our lawyers at Brown Family Law LLC understand how important your children are to you and will work diligently to ensure that you have the time you want with your kids. We have experience handling visitation and parenting time issues in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.
Finding An Agreement Through Negotiation Or Litigation
We strongly recommend that you and your spouse come to an agreement regarding custody and parent-time. If you cannot, the courts will assign a minimum amount of time to the noncustodial parent according to a predetermined schedule, as laid out by the Utah state legislature. Marco Brown, founding partner of our firm, is a trained mediator and offers child custody mediation services.
Each parent has rights when it comes to his or her child. The goal is for each parent to have time with his or her child that works within everyone’s schedule. Our attorneys can help you negotiate a suitable schedule with your spouse and his or her lawyer, depending on your child’s age, regular schedule and the distance between your residences.
Custodial parents are not allowed to prevent noncustodial parents from seeing their children, nor are noncustodial parents allowed to withhold child support if the custodial parent is not allowing visitation. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on a parenting schedule, or if your former spouse is not holding up his or her end of the agreement, we are experienced trial lawyers and will fight for what is best for you and your children.