“Determination of children’s best interests turns on numerous factors, each of which may vary in importance according to facts in particular case” Sanderson v. Tryon, (Utah 1987).
This is what you will be facing in your divorce case when it comes to custody of your children. You will need to convince the court that after your divorce is completed that you having primary or sole custody of your children will be in their best interest. The factors of what is in the best interest of the children is not always clear cut. During your divorce you will need to argue the case and point out the various factors of how the court will determine what is in your children’s best interest.
“Some factors the court may consider in determining the child’s best interests relate primarily to the child’s feelings or special needs:” Therefore, if you have children with special needs such as Autism, ADD, ADHD, or any other special need you need to make sure that such is communicated to the court correctly and thoroughly. These special needs of the children will be important in your divorce action. If you have been the parent that has been at home and taken care of the children then you need to make sure that the family law court in your county understands and considers that factor. Whether you are in Salt Lake City, Davis County, or Weber County the Court will need to know about your children and which parent will seek the children’s best interest when determining custody, and the parenting plan for the children.
At Arnold & Wadsworth we have divorce lawyers that can help you through your divorce. We will protect your rights and aggressively represent you in your case. Call today for a free consultation.