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Utah Custody

Utah custody isn't hard to comprehend once you understand how things in this state work.

Unfortunately what the politicians in Salt Lake City tell you about child custody in Utah isn't necessarily accurate.

The custody system isn't as fair as they want you to believe.

When you look at child custody guidelines in Utah, you'll see references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

In none of the official guidelines will you find the intangible criteria used to determine child custody in the real world.

If you and your spouse can't decide child custody yourselves, the state of Utah will decide where your children live.

The determination of child custody begins with the filing of a motion at your local county family law courthouse.

At some point, the county will assign a Utah custody evaluator who will meet with the parties involved; including the school, doctors, etc.

An evaluation is then conducted, by the county, that determines which of you is the best parent for the children.

The process begins with an evaluation performed by an assigned evaluator.

You'll also likely be subjected to a psychological profile and at the end of this process, the custody evaluator writes a report and submits it to family court.

And you'll receive a copy of this evaluation report as well.

Like many people you probably think custody is determined by the judge, well the fact is custody is determined by the evaluator, not the judge.

The judge simply reads the evaluators report and rubber stamps it, because the judge knows almost nothing about you, your spouse, your children, or your family situation.

The evaluator, having conducted extensive research, then issuing a report, knows there's no way the judge is going to overrule theie recommendation.

If your involved in a highly contested dispute, expect the judge to order the guardian ad litem to protect your children's interests during the evaluation.

This person doesn't decide on custody, they only act as a advocate for the children to make sure their interests are protected while you and your spouse argue about custody.

Now, Guardians can be lawyers or social workers they just need to be approved by the court and there are private guardians along with public ones employed by your local Utah county.

Private guardians charge from $50 per hour to $400, where public guardians generally charge less.

Typically the cost of the guardian ad litem is shared by each spouse.

If you can't afford a guardian, often one will be provided free of change.

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