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When is Supervised Visitation the Most Appropriate Choice?

supervised visitationYou’ve gotten divorced from your spouse and now you believe that their negative behavior is affecting your child in devastating ways. You don’t want this to follow them through their life, so you decide that maybe restricting their time with your child will benefit all sides. You’ve heard a bit about supervised visitation but might want to know more. How can we help?

When Supervised Visitation is Necessary

Yes, the courts believe that both parents having a relationship with the child is best for them. But what happens if seeing their other parent is having detrimental effects on their life? Then, supervised visitation might be the only option for you. Here are some reasons for supervised visitation:

Violence and Emotional Harm: If a parent is abusing or threatening a child, it could lead to supervised visits. The same can be said for a parent who causes emotional harm to their child. If a child is extremely upset around a parent due to their behavior, the courts might limit their time together.

Mental Illness: Just because a parent suffers from mental illness does not mean that they are unfit and will automatically lose rights to their child. However, if the mental illness causes harm to the child, it could lead to supervised visits.

Abandonment: If the parent fails to establish a real relationship with the child, visitation could be limited.

Addiction: Substance abuse can have a negative impact on a child as well, especially if it involves abusive language, driving drunk with a child in the car, or mistreating the child.

Incarceration: Jail visits could negatively affect the welfare of the child as well.

Parent’s behavior can sometimes raise red flags to the court, which could lead to supervised visitation or visitation being taken away completely. They might choose to prohibit visits for this reason until things change or restrict when and where a parent can see their child. You love your child and want to look out for their well-being, which is why it is important to consider visitation matters if you believe your child is being mistreated. Let us help.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.