Custody And Support Plans That Work For You And Your Child
Divorce is especially complicated when children are involved. When negotiating child custody and support arrangements, the most important objective is to create an environment in which your child can continue to grow up happy and healthy. But parents also have needs and preferences. At LKT Legal, it’s our job to stand up for your interests and help you to assert your parental rights.
There are many factors that courts consider when making a determination as to what is in the best interest of the child. We take the time to sit with our clients and absorb the details of their unique family situation so that we can provide the most effective legal representation possible.
Understanding Physical Custody And Legal Custody
One of the most important decisions parents have to make in a divorce is how to share custody of a child. Before making this decision, it’s crucial to understand the difference between two legal forms of custody:
- Physical custody determines your child’s primary residence.
- Legal custody refers to parent’s legal right to have a say in decisions about their child’s education, health care, religious upbringing and more.
When one parent is assigned sole physical custody, the other can also seek to negotiate for visitation rights in order to maintain regular contact with their child.
Create A Child Support Plan That Meets Your Needs
Child support is determined in part by decisions about child custody. In Utah, child support is determined primarily by the parties’ income, as well as the number of overnights each parent has with their child.
If you are seeking to collect child support, LKT Legal can help you hold your child’s other parent accountable to their parental responsibilities. Likewise, if you have been asked to pay child support, attorney Laja K. Thompson will work to make sure that you are not overly burdened by an unfair support arrangement.
Your Child Deserves Experienced Legal Advice
There is no substitute for a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. At LKT Legal, we are committed to helping you create custody and support systems that meet both your needs and those of your child. Call 435-565-4721 or email us to see how we can help in your case. Our office is located in Park City, Utah.