This is the first post in a series which will discuss the topic of supervised child visitation in Melbourne, Florida. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that it is a source of confusion for many parents. Some often wish for the Court to Order that visits be supervised even though there is not a basis for such a request. Also, there are many instances in which one may have a legitimate argument for supervision but they do not realize it. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help parents to better understand their options. If you have questions about your rights then contact my office to speak with a child custody attorney.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- The reasons for which a Court will order supervised visitation
- What to expect at supervised visits
- What a parent can do to win back unsupervised visitation rights
It is crucial that parents, on both sides of the issue, understand these topics. First, supervised visitation is an issue which Courts take very seriously. The Judge will only order such visits if they are necessary to protect the well-being of the child. Second, it is important to understand what one should expect at supervised visits so that they do not risk violating a Judge’s Orders. Third, it is possible for a parent to demonstrate that supervised visits are no longer necessary to “win back” a more traditional time share. It is important to understand what the Court is looking for in such situations.
If you wish to request that your child’s other parent receive only supervised visitation then it is crucial that you contact a child custody attorney as soon as possible. The reasons you should contact counsel immediately is that the Court will expect you to do so if the situation is truly an emergency. As a Melbourne lawyer I handle many cases involving a change of child custody and other issues related to family law. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also services clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.