Child Custody in Utah Divorce
Simultaneously, it is much more acceptable now and far more prevalent for a woman or mother to pursue her own career, rather than stay at home and raise children.
This "perfect storm" of events has resulted in the pendulum shifting and fathers are getting more of their rights enforced by courts. Utah legislatures have gotten on board as well, one of the most significant recent events has been the alteration of the standard visitation schedule, which allows courts to give more time to the non-custodial parent than it historically has.
This is all good news for men that want more involvement in their kids lives. However, if you are a father going through a Utah divorce, you do not want to rely completely on this evolution of parent rights. Courts still prefer the status quo, all things being equal, and some judge's are a little slower to come around than others. If you want extra time with the kids it is likely that you'll ultimately need a custody evaluator. But the good news is that the road is significantly less hazardous when seeking equal parent-time or more parent-time than that offered in the standard visitation statute.
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