Father looking down at sonThis post concludes and recaps my series on handling cases in Melbourne, Florida which involved supervised child visitation. I decided to write on this topic due the fact that many parents are unsure of when a Court will Order supervised visits, how such visits will be conducted, and under what circumstances a Judge would lift requirements of supervision. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will allow people to better understand their situation and to also provide facts which will allow one to make an informed decision when selecting an attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a child custody lawyer.

I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:

These are important topics for a parent to understand. First, a Judge will not Order supervised visits simply because a parent wants it. Typically a Judge will not issue such an Order without objective facts which show that the other parent presents some type of danger to a child. The Court will maintain this high standard in order to ensure that a parent’s rights are not being wrongfully ignored. Second, knowing what to expect from supervised visits can help to ensure that such visitation goes smoothly and is not detrimental to the child. Finally, a requirement of supervision will not last forever. It is important for both parents to understand the situations in which a Court will allow traditional visitation and what a parent must do to win their rights back.

One point I have stressed through each of these articles is that it is best to contact a family law attorney to assist you with such matters. One of the worst things a parent can do is engage in “self help” when they feel that their child is some sort of danger. Such self help may involve refusing visitation or demanding to be present while the child is with their other parent. The Court frowns on such tactics and, often, will see such conduct as a parent creating unnecessary conflict. By retaining counsel you help to ensure that your matter is handled properly.

Contact my office today to speak with an attorney. In addition to Melbourne I also service 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.

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