The resolution of child custody and visitation disagreements requires separating parents to act appropriately regarding their child's best interests during a time when they are facing the overbearing emotions that accompany divorce. There are many different types of child custody available following a separation and divorce, and sometimes, only one parent is awarded physical custody of the child. In most cases, visitation rights will be granted to the non-custodial parent unless that parent poses any kind of threat to the child’s safety. However, before completely barring a non-custodial’s visitation rights altogether is usually the most extreme measure that is taken. Before this type of measure is taken, a court will often appoint what is known as court-supervised visitation rights. This allows non-custodial parents to visit their children in the presence of a worker, ensuring that the child(ren) are not in any danger.
Even after child custody arrangements have been determined through a formal agreement or court order, parents may request court involvement to alter the established arrangement in order to fight for custody of the child once again, or at the very least, fight to receive normal visitation privileges as opposed to court-ordered visitations. In situations where a non-custodial parent has not been granted any visitation rights at all, a modification request may ask that a court reconsiders this decision and at the very least, implement a court-supervised visitation plan.
Did you know?
Decisions made by the court for court-supervised visitation sessions are not always permanent.
Even if a request for modification has been denied, it may simply be because the request was made too soon.