When it comes to divorce, sometimes life is not always fair. Each parent has a responsibility to provide for their children and to give them the best opportunity to succeed. But when it comes time for a divorce settlement, sometimes the rights of both parents are not always honored. My name is Christopher M. Ault and I am a Salt Lake City parental rights attorney. In many divorce cases, fathers often get left behind when it comes to the custody and visitation rights to their children. As a divorced father of three kids, I understand the importance of both parents playing a significant role in the upbringing of their children. That is why my staff and I at The Ault Firm are committed to providing a full range of family law services and legal resources to protect the parental rights of each client and to always look out for their best interests.
Comprehensive Salt Lake City Parental Rights Representation
Salt Lake City is one of the best cities in America to raise a family. But not every family is perfect. One of the tragedies of divorce is that it can split up families. Far too many times, children are often caught in the middle. When it comes to selecting a family law attorney is important to choose a Salt Lake City parental rights attorney with a significant track record of looking after the rights of each client. We represent both men and women in all facets of family law. Among the most important are parental rights.
Do Fathers and Mothers Have Equal Parental Rights in Salt Lake City?
While Utah family law encourages both parents to be active participants in the upbringing of their of their children, the rules affecting parents are not always equal. A number of laws place fathers at a disadvantage. However, there are some rights many Utah fathers either do not know or overlook. One recent change in the Utah Family Code involves the payment of child support. If the child support provider’s income has changed at least 30 percent and their earning potential or ability to earn money has changed, they are eligible to file for a modification to the divorce settlement.
The legal team at The Ault Firm also looks out for the parental rights of mothers. In far too many cases, many fathers fail to live up to their divorce settlement agreements. The failure to pay spousal and child support can place many mothers in a very difficult financial position. As your Salt Lake City parental rights lawyer, I place a heavy emphasis on educating each client about the divorce process. Properly knowing your rights places you in the best position to succeed.