Filing your parenting plan

If you are a parent who is in the middle of a divorce, or recently split up with your child's other parent, there are a wide variety of concerns you may have. For example, you could be worried about child support or being able to spend enough time with your child. If you live in Salt Lake City, or elsewhere in Utah, it is vital to file your parenting plan properly. At Just Law, we have seen firsthand how emotional custody, visitation and other legal issues involving a child can be.

If you, or the other parent of your child, ask the court to modify or create your parenting arrangement, a parenting plan is necessary, according to the Utah Courts. If you don't file a parenting plan but your child's other parent does, the court may approve their plan without taking your wishes into consideration. Respondents are required file parenting plans with their answer, while petitioners are required to file parenting plans containing their petition. Sample plans can be found on the Utah Courts' site, along with a complete list of parenting plan requirements.

For some parents, legal issues concerning their child can feel overwhelming. However, you should do everything you can to fight for the best interests of your child and ensure that they have the tools necessary to live a happy life. By carefully reviewing your situation and preparing, you may be able to secure a better outcome. If you head over to our family law page, you can take a look at more information related to parenting plans and other legal matters involving children.

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