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When will a judge order supervised visitation?

If you are a parent who is worried about your child’s well being when he or she is with their other parent, you will want to talk with an attorney to learn more about supervised visitation.

At Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we represent parents in San Francisco and the surrounding areas who are pushing for supervised visitation. Our attorneys can work with you if you are establishing child custody for the first time, or if you are seeking a modification to an existing order.

When talking about supervised visitation though, know that there must be proof that a child is in danger when visiting with his or her other parent. Simply not liking a parenting style or just thinking he or she is a bad parent is not enough of a reason for a judge to order supervised visitation. Rather, there will need to be proof that a child is unsafe when alone with the other parent. This can be for any number of reasons, including physical abuse or substance abuse.

Considering the burden of proof is on the concerned parent, those seeking out supervised visitation will want to work with an attorney. This attorney will make sure the concerns are heard in an appropriate manner and that actions are taken with the child’s best interest in mind. Depending, a judge may decide to impose any number of visitation conditions, including supervised visitation, anger management counseling or substance abuse treatment.

True concerns regarding the safety of a child must always be taken seriously. Parents interested in supervised visitation should not delay in reaching out for legal assistance.