Domestic Violence Against Children
Utah courts generally favor both parents having as much contact with children after divorce as possible. An exception is in cases of domestic violence. If a parent is accused of violence against children or against the spouse in front of the children, the courts may award sole custody to the other parent. In some situations, the accused parent may be allowed only supervised visitation.
At Stavros Law, P.C., in Salt Lake City, we take issues of a child's safety very seriously. We also know the devastating effect false allegations or past allegations of domestic violence can have against a parent. We represent parents who are seeking to protect their children from an abusive spouse, as well as parents who feel they have been accused of domestic violence. For a free consultation, please call our Salt Lake City law office at 801-428-0719 today.
Domestic Violence, a Factor in Determining Child Custody in Utah
Utah courts base child custody decisions on the best interests of the children. In determining the best interests of the children, the court may consider any history of or potential for child abuse, spousal abuse or kidnapping.
If you are a parent who is afraid of losing custody of children due to a past allegation of domestic violence, it's important to seek a lawyer's help. It may be possible to rebut the presumption that you should not have joint custody of children.
Our lawyers also represent parents in cases where the Utah Department of Child and Family Services is seeking to terminate a parent's rights due to neglect or abuse.
Contact a Child Custody Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Our family law attorneys are easy to talk to and will listen carefully to you. To schedule a free consultation concerning domestic violence involving children, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.