At Arnold & Wadsworth we understand that divorce is stressful and can sometimes become an all out legal war. One of the reasons that divorce can become a legal war is because of child custody. Child custody in a divorce is the one subject that both parents are usually very passionate about. This passion is because both parents love their children and want as much time as possible with the children. Sometimes a parent just wants more time to lessen child support. At the end of the day the most important factor concerning custody of your children in your divorce is what the court calls the “best interest” of you child or children.
One factor the court will consider is whether there has been any abuse in the marriage that was directed toward the other parent or the children. When it comes to custody the court will usually look at the abuse to the children from either the mother or father. In our experience at Arnold & Wadsworth in divorce cases in Utah we have seen abuse by both parents. It does not matter the sex when it comes to abuse. The court will always try to protect the children from abuse and will try to maintain the children’s best interest in the divorce case.
At Arnold & Wadsworth our divorce lawyers believe in earning your business by offering a free consultation. We will discuss your case and give you a road map as to what to do on your case and how to move forward. Call today for a free consultation with one of our divorce lawyers.