This is the final post in a series of articles discussing supervised visitation in Dayton, Ohio child custody cases. Many parents are unsure about the type of behavior that warrant a request for supervised visitation, how such visits will be conducted, or how to win back unsupervised visits after an order is issued. The goal of this series has been to provide information which will allow people to better understand their legal rights with respect to protecting their children. Another goal has been to provide information which will assist a person when selecting an attorney to represent their interests. If you require assistance with a child custody matter, contact our office today to speak with a knowledgeable Dayton child custody lawyer.
We have reviewed the following key topics in this series:
- The reasons for which a court may order supervised visits
- The process of requesting that the other parent’s visitation be supervised
- What to expect during supervised visitation
- How a parent may regain unsupervised visitation
Families with shared custody of a child should understand these topics for several reasons. First, a judge will not order supervised visits simply because a parent disagrees with the other person’s parenting styles. Typically a Judge require objective facts showing that the other parent presents some type of danger to a child. Second, if a parent believes legitimate grounds for seeking supervised visitation exist, it is important to follow the specified legal process to petition the court. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help a parent navigate the legal system effectively and may, if needed, request an expedited result. Third, knowing what to expect from supervised visits can help to ensure that such visitation goes smoothly and is not detrimental to the child. Finally, a requirement of supervision will not last forever. It is important for both parents to understand the types of situations that may lead a court to revoke a supervision order and award unsupervised visitation.
Child custody disagreements can be stressful and emotional. Concerned parents often make the mistake of engaging in self-help when they believe their child is in danger. Such actions will not be viewed favorably by a court. For these reasons, it is imperative that you seek the help of a knowledgeable family lawyer to explain your legal options. If you need assistance, contact our office today to speak with a Dayton child custody attorney. We also serve the areas of Beavercreek, Centerville, Clayton, Eaton, Englewood, Fairborn, Franklin, Harrison Township, Huber Heights, Kettering, Oakwood, Lebanon, Miami Township, Miamisburg, Piqua, Riverside, Springboro, Springfield, Tipp City, Trotwood, Troy, Vandalia, Waynesville, Washington Township, West Carrollton, Yellow Springs, and Xenia.