Utah child custody laws determine child custody on the basis of the best interest of the child.
In general, the Utah child custody laws prefer to provide a joint custody to the co-parents, upon their mutual agreement.
Considerations for the custody:
The courts in Utah consider the following to determine the child custody. They include:
- Best interests of the child.
- Type of custody to support the physical and emotional needs of the child.
- Geographical location or the distance of the parents’ homes.
- Details about the primary caretaker before divorce.
- Willingness and the interests of the parents to accept the custody of the child and their ability to abide to it.