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David R. Hartwig, Esq.
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Is Someone Making False Statements About You?

Typical defamation cases involve the communication of false statements made against you to a third party by a person with the knowledge of its falsehood, and the defamatory statement caused you harm in some way. Defamation claims can often be complicated and require extensive fact-based investigations. Speak with an attorney.

False Allegations Can Be Damaging

Not only can these allegations be harmful in the scope of your divorce proceeding, they can be harmful in other parts of your life as well. Accusations of physical or sexual abuse, for example, carry a stigma that can seriously impact your personal relationships, career opportunities and many other aspects of your life.

An Attorney Who Can Bring Out The Truth

At the office of David R. Hartwig, Esq., in Salt Lake City, Utah, I diligently work on behalf of my clients to ensure that your rights are respected at all times. If you are facing false allegations, my office will fully investigate them and get to the truth. I will expose them for the lies that they are and hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm they have inflicted on you. I can also represent you in a defamation suit against your former spouse and any other parties who were involved in supporting the false allegations.

Put A Stop To False Allegations

Contact my office online or call 801-833-0822 to discuss a consultation to address your questions about a possible defamation case, the elements that must exist to have a valid case and your legal options should your claim have merit. I am available during regular business hours and by appointment.

I am David R. Hartwig, Esq., a Salt Lake City attorney with extensive experience helping parents resolve simple or high-conflict custody issues reaching arrangements that work for children and parents. Child custody involves parent-time and visitation schedules, and can affect support. I help in all of these areas, providing comprehensive service clients need to achieve their custody goals.

Factors In Child Custody Decisions

As an experienced Utah child custody lawyer, I understand that custody cases may become a contentious issue even years after an order is finalized. The trend in Utah toward joint custody often creates messy, unworkable situations, which ultimately lead to enforcement issues when parents do not abide by their custody orders.

The best interests of the child must be considered, including:

• Whether joint legal or physical custody will benefit the child’s physical, psychological and emotional needs, or the child’s development

• The parents’ ability to give first priority to the child’s welfare, and reach shared decisions in the child’s best interest

• Whether each parent is capable of encouraging and accepting a positive relationship between the child and the other parent

• Whether both parents participated in raising the child before the divorce

• The distance between the parents’ homes

• The parents’ maturity and their willingness and ability to protect the child from conflict that may arise between the parents

• The parents’ ability to cooperate with each other and make decisions jointly

• Any history of, or potential for, child abuse, spouse abuse, or kidnapping

• Any other factors the court finds relevant

Despite the complicated and sensitive nature of custody matters, I have helped many clients successfully establish custody orders.

Get Help With Your Child Custody Issue

If you have a child custody issue, please contact me, David R. Hartwig, Esq. I am an experienced Salt Lake City custody lawyer dedicated to helping clients resolve complex custody issues and implement necessary custody orders. For high-conflict cases, I am also one of the few Utah child custody modification attorneys trained as a Special Master for ongoing dispute resolution.