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Child Custody Lawyer

Divorce and separation can be incredibly difficult, especially when children are involved.

Our child custody lawyers can help you reach a custody arrangement that serves the best interests of your children.

Let our attorneys at Froerer & Miles in Ogden, UT, advocate for the arrangement your children need.

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Robert L. Froerer and Bryce M. Froerer are family law attorneys who can provide the perspective and legal services you need to minimize the effects of your divorce or separation on your children. We are dedicated to helping you create a secure future for them in a stable environment.

Let our family law attorneys protect the wellbeing of your children. We invite you book a time to discuss your custody arrangement needs with our lawyers by filling out our contact form or by calling our Ogden, UT, law firm:

(801) 621-2690

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Our attorneys are prepared to give your case the close individual attention it needs, and the compassionate legal guidance you deserve.

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The 4 Types of Child Custody in Utah

There are four primary types of child custody in the state of Utah. They involve physical custody (the parent with whom the child will live) and legal custody (a parent's right to make major educational, medical, religious, or cultural decisions for their child).

Sole Legal/Physical Custody

Custody is granted to one parent who has control over decision-making for their child. In most cases, the child lives with the custodial parent, but the other parent may be granted visitation time.


Joint Legal/Physical Custody

Both parents can make decisions regarding their child, and the child will often live with both parents for varying durations throughout the year.


Joint Legal/Sole Physical Custody

Both parents can make decisions regarding their child, but the child will live with one parent full-time and have visitation time with the other parent.


Split Custody

Parents may be granted sole legal and physical custody of different children and have complete control over the decision-making for the children in their care.

These child custody arrangements can be modified to serve the interests of the child and the family as a whole.

How Is Child Custody Determined in Utah?

In the state of Utah, child custody can be determined by the parents of the child or by a judge in Utah family court. Regardless of which path is taken, the court must determine that this custody order serves the child's best interests and addresses both physical and legal custody. A Utah judge will make sure your child custody agreement serves the interests of the child by considering factors such as:

  • The age, developmental needs, and in some cases, preferences of the child
  • The child's relationship with each parent
  • Each parent's physical and mental health
  • Each parent’s ability to promote a positive relationship between the child and the other parent
  • The distance between the parents’ homes
  • Previous incidents of domestic violence or child abuse

Our Ogden firm serving Layton and beyond can advocate for your children's best interests.

Related Family Law Services 

Our child custody lawyers serving Ogden, UT, Layton, and clients throughout Northern Utah offer a variety of services so you can protect your children's interests. In addition to helping you negotiate custody with the other parent of your child, our attorneys can help you with other family law matters, such as:

Visitation and Parenting Time

Your custody order must include a visitation schedule that specifies weekly, monthly, holiday, and summer visits because, in most cases, both parents are entitled to spending time with their child. Our child custody attorneys can help determine schedules for visitation and parenting time, so your child can maintain a healthy relationship with both of their parents.

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Child Support

Our lawyers can help determine how much you can expect to pay or receive in child support. Though Utah has Uniform Child Support Guidelines to calculate child support payments, our attorneys can help ensure that everything is calculated correctly. We can represent you if you're seeking support, providing support, or pursuing a modification.

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Post-Divorce Modifications

Some situations may arise in which you or your former partner may want to obtain post-divorce modifications to custody agreements, visitation, or child support payments. Our lawyers can help you seek or prevent modifications to achieve the results that will benefit your children.

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Why You Need an Attorney

"Our family law attorneys, Robert L. Froerer and Bryce M. Froerer, can provide the perspective and legal services you need to minimize your divorce’s effect on your children."

Family law is complicated. The surest way to achieve an outcome that serves your children's best interests is to enlist the help of a lawyer who understands how to navigate these laws. Having our law firm on your side throughout this process can be especially beneficial if:

  • Your ex is moving or has already moved
  • You or your children have been abused by your ex
  • You have past convictions, a record of arrests, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse
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Froerer & Miles

The attorneys at Froerer & Miles have successfully represented clients in a wide range of practice areas since 1959. Our team of attorneys can protect your best interests in matters related to:

  • Family Law
  • Estate law
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

We offer free consultations and provide honest feedback to potential clients regarding their cases. To request your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (801) 621-2690.

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