Once child custody has been decided in a divorce case, one parent is granted visitation rights, in either a supervised or unsupervised capacity. Supervised visitation is granted in cases where a parent has been deemed to be "unfit" due to mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, a criminal record or criminal activities. In a supervised arrangement, an individual who's been appointed by a court is present with the other parent and the child at all times. If the parent complies with the court's orders on a consistent basis, and later proves to be no longer detrimental to the child's well-being, then a modification of the visitation arrangement can be requested through the court.
If you're going to be addressing visitation terms in your divorce case, or if you're seeking a modification of visitation terms that have already been ordered in divorce, it is critical that you contact a Rockville divorce lawyer at the Gardner Law Firm, P.C.. Over our years practicing law, we have assisted clients in every facet of their divorce cases, including issues of child custody and visitation. We'll put our experiences and resources to use in your case in fighting for a visitation arrangement that serves to strengthen the bond between you and your child.
Unsupervised visitation is granted to a noncustodial parent when that parent is not awarded physical custody or joint physical custody of the child. The visitation arrangement and schedule must be agreed upon by both parents, and followed through for the child's benefit. Common visitation arrangements include:
If you need help deciding on a child visitation schedule, or wish to modify an existing schedule, contact a Rockville divorce attorney who can represent you in your case.