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David R. Hartwig, Esq.
Family Law & Divorce
Attorney & Counselor at Law
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I Handle Simple and Complex Family Law Issues

No legal issues are more personal than the ones that involve your family. I know firsthand how difficult these issues can be, which is why I guide my clients through complex situations with a steady hand. Whether you are dealing with the beginning or end of a relationship, issues complicated by your military status, adoption, or any number of related issues, I will put my 30+ years’ experience to work for you.

What I Do

I handle a wide variety of family legal matters, including:

Personal Advice Based On Your Specific Circumstances

I provide personal advice based on your specific situation. I diligently prepare for your case so you know what to expect every step of the way.

The lawyer you choose matters. You will get aggressive representation from an experienced attorney who puts your interests first at all times. I have extensive trial experience and will protect your interests at trial.

However, mediation and alternative dispute resolution may provide a better and faster resolution to meet your needs. I will evaluate your situation to determine the best course of action to take.

Discuss Your Family Law Issue

Contact me online or call me at 801-833-0822 to schedule a consultation. I provide the quality legal representation you need during this difficult time.

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.