Parent Time Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Serving Parents in Cottonwood Heights & throughout Utah
Parent time, often called visitation, is the time that a noncustodial parent is legally entitled to spend with their child. Parent time is part of a child custody agreement that parents make after a divorce or legal separation.
At Lokken & Associates, P.C., we represent clients facing parent time disputes and work to find a solution that meets their needs and reflects their child’s best interests. Our Salt Lake City parent time attorneys have over 25 years of combined legal experience and a long record of successful case results. We have extensive knowledge of Utah family law and can manage every aspect of your divorce or legal separation.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your case during an initial consultation. Call (801) 829-9783.
Determining Parent Time
The courts create parent time agreements by considering a variety of factors. Parent time agreements are created with the child’s best interests in mind.
The courts will consider the noncustodial parent’s
- Involvement in their child's life
- Ability to communicate with the other parent
- Ability to manage the parent-time
The final parent time agreement will decide the minimum time that noncustodial parents will spend with a child and what weekdays they will spend at which house. For an unmarried father to qualify for parent time, he must establish the legal parentage of the child.
These agreements also cover who will have a child on snow days, holidays, birthdays, and summer vacations and in what years. They can even include details about virtual parent time, such as video calls or through social media and telephone contact. A child's ability to see extended family members – such as stepparents, grandparents, and other relatives – will also be included in a parent time agreement.
Custody Order Enforcement & Modifications
If either parent refuses to honor the parent time ensured in a child custody agreement, a parent may ask for a modification or help with enforcement. Modifications allow the court to review the changes in circumstances and determine what is in the child's best interests. The court can also impose penalties on the parent who is failing to adhere to the order.
Experienced Parent Time Lawyers in Salt Lake City
Parent-time arrangements depend on the unique needs of the child and the parents' individual circumstances. Our knowledgeable lawyers can review your case details and guide you through the child custody process.
To schedule your consultation with Lokken & Associates, P.C., call (801) 829-9783 or contact us online.
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