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David R. Hartwig, Esq.
Family Law & Divorce
Attorney & Counselor at Law
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Divorce Later In Life

You have worked hard for decades to provide for your family and enjoy retirement, but now a divorce threatens to upend your future. What do you need to do to safeguard all that you have worked for?

There’s no question that the dynamics of a relationship change after your kids move out and start families of their own, and this can leave many couples wondering what’s next. More couples than ever before are seeking a divorce after crossing the age of 50, commonly known as “gray divorce,” and this brings special considerations to the process.

More Than 30 Years Of Providing Equitable Resolutions

I am David R. Hartwig, Esq. For more than 30 years, I have helped couples in Utah protect their interests in all aspects divorce. Assets are the primary focus of gray divorce, including retirement and investment accounts and real property.

Whether you are worried about protecting the assets you have worked to build over a 30-year career or feel disadvantaged because you were a stay-at-home parent while your spouse went to work, I understand how to help you obtain an equitable resolution to your divorce, even in high-conflict situations.

Serving You With Honest Advice And Direct Communication

When you choose me as your lawyer, I will provide honest advice so you know what to expect during your divorce proceedings and help you foresee and resolve potential problems for your future after divorce.

You will work directly with me throughout your entire case. It is my goal to respond to your questions within 24 hours of communication. Call me today at 801-833-0822 to schedule your 15-minute consultation.

Appointments are now available at my office in Salt Lake City. Contact me today!

*25 percent discount on attorney services to all military veterans*

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.