Supervised visitation

When a parent has concerns about their children being in the care of the other parent, they often request that contact between that parent and child be supervised.

The court’s number one concern is the best interest of the child. It will attempt to balance the child’s best interest while allowing the non-custodial parent to further his or her parental relationship with the child.

Supervised visits are generally ordered when a parent has a long history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, physical or emotional abuse toward the child or in any other situation found to be in the child’s best interest. In addition, it is sometimes issued when the parent has been estranged from his or her child for a long period of time.

If you have been ordered to have supervised visits with your child and feel it is not necessary, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will investigate the situation and discuss your legal options with you.