What is supervised visitation?

Keeping the best interests of your child in mind, there are times when supervised visitation is requested for the non-custodial parent.

Supervised visitation is generally ordered when one parent has a problem with alcohol and/or drug abuse, physical or emotional abuse or any type of situation that could put the child in harm’s way.  Of course, there are other reasons such as when the parent has been out of the child’s life for a long time and wants to initiate contact again.  It is easier for the child to have their other parent or a close relative with them during visitation.  What about the parent who has a medical condition?  Just in case something goes wrong, it’s best to have another person present.

When there is a bitter battle going on during the divorce, it is possible for false allegations to be made regarding the other parent’s improper or unsafe conduct; this can be frightening to all concerned.

If you are going through a rough time and need help seeing your child, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will focus on finding solutions to the challenging family problems you are experiencing.