Supervised visitation is an unfortunate consequence of divorce for some parents. A court often orders it if one parent has problems with drugs, alcohol, mental illness or other issues. Alternatively, the parent may have the subject of a successful parental alienation campaign by the other parent.
Even when a supervised visitation order is unjustified, parents must follow it if they want to retain access to their children after divorce and to keep alive any hope of having the order lifted by the court.
The Role of the Supervised Visitation Monitor
A court-ordered monitor attends every meeting between parent and child. This person prepares reports and can recommend ending all visitation based on what occurs during supervised visitation sessions. He or she can also be an ally in an effort to lift a supervised visitation order. In short, this person is an important part of your life.
How to Ensure Successful Supervised Visitation
Here are 10 top tips to make sure visitation continues and you retain a positive relationship with your child.
Supervised visitation is not easy. But the alternative—having no access to your child—is even worse. It is worth it to make the best of the situation and hope for a change based on successful visits.
Get Help With Supervised Visitation
Find out about the process of having a supervised visitation order lifted. Speak with a Texas family law attorney today.