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CHILD CUSTODY AND UNSAFE PARENTS:

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILD?


TYPES OF SOLE CUSTODY When making child custody decisions, the court will always consider what is in the best interests of the child. In most situations, it will be in the child’s best interest to be exposed to both parents on a regular basis. That means that default custody arrangement will almost always be shared custody of some type. However, when one parent’s words or actions threaten the child’s safety or well-being, shared custody may not be a good option. In those cases, your Salt Lake City child custody attorney will likely argue for sole custody.


HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILD? However, when one parent’s words or actions threaten the child’s safety or well-being, shared custody may not be a good option. In those cases, your Salt Lake City child custody attorney will likely argue for sole custody. There are two kinds of custody in Utah. You can have sole custody as to both forms, or you can have shared custody in one and not the other. These two kinds of custody include:


LEGAL CUSTODY When one parent has sole legal custody, he or she is the only person that can make decisions regarding the child’s education, healthcare, safety, religion, and daycare. The non-custodial parent may still receive information about these decisions, but they are not allowed to make the final decision in any of these critical aspects of the child’s life.


PHYSICAL CUSTODY This type of custody sets out where the child will physically reside. When one parent has this type of custody, the other parent will often be able to visit to spend time with the child. When health and safety are a concern, visitation may be supervised, or it may not be granted at all.


TRIGGERING SOLE CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS A variety of factors could trigger the court to grant sole custody to one parent over the other. Some unfortunately typical examples include: ● ● ● ●

The parent has a history of mental instability There is a potential of domestic abuse toward the other parent or the child The other parent has an alcohol or drug abuse problem A history of inappropriate contact with minors, including exposing a child to unsafe situations


ARGUING FOR SOLE CUSTODY IN YOUR CASE The Court can grant sole custody to a parent in virtually any situation where the child’s well-being is threatened in some way. It could be something as simple as the other parent refusing to take the child to school in the morning on a regular basis. Your Salt Lake City child custody attorney will be able to help you gather and present evidence that shows your concern for your child’s well-being if you are trying to get sole custody.


EMY A CORDANO, ATTORNEY AT LAW To discuss your case with a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, schedule your initial consultation today by calling Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law on 801-804-5152 for more information about how they can help. For more information visit at https://www.cor-law.com/contact-us.html Address: 6465 S 3000 E, Suite 103, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84121

Child Custody and Unsafe Parents: How can You Protect your Child?  

To discuss your child custody case with a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, schedule your initial consultation today by calling Emy A. Cordan...

Child Custody and Unsafe Parents: How can You Protect your Child?  

To discuss your child custody case with a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, schedule your initial consultation today by calling Emy A. Cordan...

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