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David R. Hartwig, Esq.
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What People Are Saying

Legal Issues: Multiple

Mr. Hartwig has taken care of every legal need I have had for the last 10 years. They have included the following: Handling of all legal as well as offering knowledgeable advice of financial affairs as my parents neared their end-of-life times. Preparation of my Last Will and Testament. Setting up the LLC for my small business. Establishing of the Trade Mark for my small business. Writing contracts for my small business. I have found Mr. Hartwig to be well-informed to offer assistance in all of the above. He asks questions to assure I give him all the needed data to perform the task at hand. He listens to my concerns and addresses every one of them. He is always on time or early for every schedule. He always comes completely prepared, thus wasting none of the billable time at meetings. His charges are fair and the billing statements are clear and concise. My dealings with him have made it clear to me that he is an honorable man.

RonSchmidt hired David R. Hartwig in 2016.

Legal Issue: Business & Commercial Law

David has been my personal and business counsel for over 10 years. He has been accurate, ethical and professional at all times, handling a variety of issues. His referrals for out-of-expertise areas have been of the same quality. I recommend him without hesitation.

– Beemermcr hired David R. Hartwig in 2016.

Legal Issue: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Mr. Hartwig was able to assist me with my legal matters in Washington County where local attorneys would not take the case as it was a matter of malpractice with a local attorney. He was upfront regarding potential costs and fees, communicated well throughout the entire process, and was the upmost professional throughout the legal matter. I was extremely happy with his counsel and service.

BMcNaughton hired David R. Hartwig in 2015.

Legal Issue: Business & Commercial Law

I have been a client of David R. Hartwig since 2010. He took care of all the legal items required for me to set up my new corporation and opening of my new business. He also advised on the protection of my company logo. He has provided well thought out suggestions regarding handling of slow-pay accounts, doing so in a manner to my best interest rather than suggesting to proceed in a direction that would have allowed him to charge much more for his services. Mr. Hartwig also handled all of the legal issues regarding my parents’ financial and end-of-life needs as they neared the ends of their lives. I have found Mr. Hartwig to be worthy of the trust that one needs to be able to put in an attorney. He is thorough and thoughtful. His billing is clearly stated and fairly priced. I would refer any of my friends needing an attorney to him without reservation.

Mattie hired David R. Hartwig in 2010.

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.