Can a Judge Order That My Visitation Is Supervised by Someone? If So, Why?
May 3, 2023
Yes, a judge can order supervised visitation with a child in Texas under certain circumstances. Typically, this occurs when there are concerns about the safety or well-being of the child during visits with the non-custodial parent. Some of the reasons why a judge may order supervised visitation include:
Concerns about physical or emotional abuse of the child by the non-custodial parent;
Concerns about neglect or lack of supervision during visits with the non-custodial parent;
Concerns about the non-custodial parent's mental health or substance abuse issues;
Concerns about the non-custodial parent's ability to care for the child's special needs or medical conditions;
Concerns about the non-custodial parent's ability to maintain a safe and stable home environment.
Concerns about alcohol or illegal substance abuse.
Supervised visitation means that visits with the non-custodial parent must be supervised by a neutral third party, such as a family member, friend, or professional supervisor. The supervisor's role is to ensure the safety and well-being of the child during visits and to intervene if necessary to protect the child.
It is important to note that supervised visitation is not intended to punish the non-custodial parent, but rather to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. If you have concerns about the safety of your child during visits with the other parent, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney who can help you understand your options and advocate for your child's best interests in court. I can help you understand the legal process, gather evidence, and present your case effectively in court.