Many divorces result in the child having primary residence with one parent and the other parent having visitation rights.
While the court generally attempts to respect parents’ rights to see their children and spend time with them, certain restrictions on visitation will be imposed if believed to be in the best interest of the child. A supervised visitation order is an example of this.
Supervised or monitored visitation can be ordered because of a parent’s documented history of substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, or reacquaintance with the child. The court will appoint or approve someone specific to be present during the visits between the parent and the child.
The Florida Supreme Court issues guidelines for supervised visitation including requiring both parents to meet with an approved Clearinghouse supervisor to create an agreement. This agreement includes details of time, location and duration of each visit. If the supervisor reports that the visits are not in the child’s best interest, the court might canceled them altogether.
At D’Lugo and DeFlora, P.A., our commitment to our clients is to work towards purposeful resolutions and to do so with minimum distress and maximum value. That is extremely important and sensitive in Family Law cases.
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