How to File for Child Custody in Utah

How to File for Child Custody in Utah

Every child custody case begins with a petition that is filed with the Court.  For married parents a “Petition for Divorce” will be filed and for unmarried parents a “Petition for Paternity” or a “Petition for Custody, Visitation, and Support” will be filed.  The requirements for each Petition are a bit different, but any time the Court is determining custody the judge will make a decision based on the “best interests” of the children.

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How To Modify Custody In Utah

If you have an existing court order that sets forth the terms of your custody arrangement, and you want to change that custody arrangement, you can do so by filing what is called a “Petition to Modify” with the proper court. Under current Utah family law, in order for the court to grant you the […]

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