Family Law

Family Law

As part of its overall emphasis in helping individuals and families in troubled circumstances, Meredith Law provides zealous representation to individuals in family law matters. Whether it is a family contested divorce, custody dispute, uncontested divorce, or other family law matter, Meredith Law has the experience and expertise to help you get through your concerns as smoothly as possible.

spousal support
Child Custody

Custody of a child is determined by the court as what is in the child's best interest.  There are two types of custody legal and physical custody.  Physical custody determines where the chldren live, legal means which parent has the right to make important decisions about the children.  It is presumed that joint legal and physical custody is in the child's best interest.
The court considers all of the child's circumstances to determine what is in the child's best. Some relevant facts that are important for the court to consider are the parents' conduct, bond, stability, special needs, living arrangements, ability to cooperate with other parent, history of abuse, or child's preference.

Protective Orders

Protective Orders are allowed where the person has harmed or is afraid he/she will be harmed by another person, they are related or live(d) together or are parents of a child (born or un-born) and the parties are at least 16. Harm includes hitting, kicking, pushing, pulling, using weapon, stalking, harassing, kidnapping, sexual assault, restrict movement, breaking things, intimidation, and threatening to do any of these things.

If you are in danger, diall 911.  Once you are safe, you may call our office to assist in obtaining a protective order.  Utah Legal Services provides free legal services to victims of abuse.
Salt Lake County
Utah County or Salt Lake County

Have a Question?


First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address