The State of California always strives to protect the best interest of children. When the child's parents have custody or visitation issues within the courts, if the matter is an issue of protection and safety, the judge will decide to make it mandatory for a neutral third person to be present during all the parent/child contact. This type of arrangement is called a 'supervised visitation'.
A supervised visitation may be ordered for reasons like:
-to help reintroduce a parent to a child after a long absence,
-to give the visiting parent a chance to address specific issues,
-to help introduce a parent to a child if there has been no past relationship between them,
-when there is a history or allegations of domestic violence, child abuse and/or neglect, or substance abuse,
-when there is a threat of potential parental abduction,
-when the parent has a mental illness.
The judge will determine the schedule and duration of these visits. They may even govern who is to be present at the visitations as well as where these visits will take place.
For further information regarding child visitation, please contact the California Child Visitation Lawyers at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!