In rare cases, supervised visitation may be ordered by the court to protect the safety of your children. Situations which may give rise to supervised visitation include those when one parent:
- Has a history of making unsafe choices and has to work on improving his/her parenting skills
- Has a history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Has a history of abusive or neglectful behavior
- Has been away from the child for a long period of time and the child does not know the parent
- Has never spent time with the child and is connecting for the first time
Depending on the circumstances of your case, this supervision may be performed by a variety of parties, including:
- Family friends or another family member such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle
- The other parent
- Professionals trained to supervise child visitation
- A mental health professional
While supervised visitation is not the most ideal way to spend time with your child, if you are the parent whose parental rights are so limited, it is important that you make the best of the situation. It can still be valuable time spent with your children, and it is a much better option than not having the ability to remain a part of your child’s life.
John Heilbrun has helped many parents in the Cincinnati area with child custody cases involving supervised visitation. He will guide you through this process while always looking out for the best interests of you and your children.
Please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun today to schedule your child custody consultation. Mr. Heilbrun serves clients in the Cincinnati, Ohio area including Hyde Park, Blue Ash and Lebanon.