Divorce Case Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

The divorce lawyers in Salt Lake City of Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins understand that your divorce is important to you as it will shape your future until your last child is 18 years old and graduated from high school. It may also affect costs and alimony longer. The divorce attorneys in our Salt Lake City office will educate you on the law concerning your divorce and custody situation in order for you to make correct legal decisions. The advice of our experienced divorce lawyers will help you to move your case forward in a positive manner. Your life is important, and your time with your children will be controlled by your divorce action in Utah. Therefore, make sure you understand divorce laws in Utah and get proper representation.

Physical Custody

We get a lot of people asking our divorce lawyers about custody of their children. There is a difference between “legal custody” and “physical custody” in divorce courts in Utah. Below is a quote from a case in Utah discussing physical custody of a minor child in a divorce.

“In so doing, we adopt a concept of “physical custody” in line with that embraced by the court of appeals. Specifically, we hold that “physical custody” requires more than the mere provision of shelter and sustenance. In Utah and elsewhere, physical custody implicates the right and responsibility of supervision and control. Such custody is granted only prospectively, moreover, in accordance with grounds and procedures set forth expressly by statute.”

Hansen v. Hansen, 2012 UT 9, 270 P.3d 531, 534

Our divorce attorneys will take the time to be strategic in your divorce case. This will only benefit you and get you the results you need. Our divorce lawyers at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins offer a free consultation. Call today to set up a free consultation in one of our offices. Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys has offices in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. Call (801) 475-0123 today.

Written by Arnold Wadsworth Coggins

Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys is a premier Utah law firm serving the Wasatch Front in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, criminal law, and civil litigation. Our attorneys provide clients with exceptional legal representation and personal attention. With over 35 years of trial practice and litigation experience, we bring big firm expertise at affordable rates