Whenever married parents divorce, the many issues and legalities that they must deal with are further complicated by the need for a parenting or custodial plan. In certain circumstances this is not a difficult issue to work out as the parents may be given joint custody. However, when parenting capabilities are brought into question, joint custody may be regarded as a disservice to the best interests of the children. In these cases, a court may grant sole custody to one parent and only allow the other parent visitation rights. And, in certain cases where the safety of the child is at-risk, a parent may only be allowed supervised visitation.
If you believe that it would be in the best interest of your children to have supervised visitation only with the other parent, the Raleigh child custody lawyers of the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C., can help you in this matter. Contact us at 919-833-1040 to learn more about how we can help you.
Understanding Supervised Visitation
Supervised visitation is a form of visitation in which a non-related third party is present during all visits with the non-custodial parent. The other party is a qualified supervisor who is present to ensure that the situation is safe for the child.
Oftentimes supervised attendance is both beneficial to the child and the parent as it allows quality time between them that may otherwise not be permitted. It is often used to reacquaint children with absent parents or while a parent is trying to overcome other, outside hardships, such as drug and alcohol addiction.
The Raleigh child custody attorneys of the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C., are prepared to help parents to seek supervised visitation. We can also help a parent who no longer represents a danger to pursue unsupervised visits. To discuss your situation, contact us by calling 919-833-1040 today.