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 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:
Why Ogden Chooses Us
Robert Froerer was my attorney. I retained his services for my divorce. I could have NEVER done it without him. He protected me through the whole process. He covered so many details that I never thought of. There is no way a person can go through this process alone. Robert was very attentive and detailed. I am VERY pleased with the outcome! I would highly recommend Robert Froerer to family and friends. Would I use him again in needed? ABSOLUTLY!View on Google
I have known Kelly and Matt Miles for several years, and would trust both of them and anyone else at Froerer and Miles with any legal work. Matt helped organize my family's trust and it could not have been easier. They have also assisted me and given me legal advise for a rental property, helping me navigate through the legal difficulties those can sometimes bring. Highly recommend.View on Google
The 4 Types of Child Custody in Utah
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Why You Need an Attorney
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 legal advocate who understands how to navigate these laws. Having our Ogden 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
"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."