Visitation Schedules Should Benefit You And Your Child
Usually, it is best for a child to have regular contact with both parents following a divorce or breakup. There are some exceptions to this, including situations where a parent is abusive, dependent on alcohol or drugs or incarcerated. Absent such issues, it is generally in the best interests of the child to form bonds with both parents.
At Scott Law Group, PLLC, we have experience helping clients create suitable visitation arrangements and modify existing arrangements when necessary. Since 1999, our firm has helped individuals and families in the Piedmont Triad and across North Carolina who need to create visitation schedules.
What Is Supervised Visitation?
Supervised visitation is where one parent believes his or her co-parent should not be alone with the child. North Carolina courts are hesitant to allow this arrangement. However, there are certain instances where supervised visitation is appropriate. For example, if a parent has a mental condition or substance dependency that makes unsupervised parenting time unsafe. The parent requesting supervised visitation has a heavy burden to prove that such an arrangement is necessary.
When Is Visitation Not Allowed?
A parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol may not be allowed visitation until he or she is no longer abusing substances. A parent who has a history of domestic violence may be denied visitation, as might a parent who is incarcerated. Note that visitation cannot be denied simply because a parent has failed to pay child support.
Get The Best Option For Your Family
Parents can work out virtually any type of visitation arrangement that meets their needs. The variety of possible custody and visitation arrangements is limited by only the unique features of your family.
The lawyers at Scott Law Group, PLLC, can help you create a plan that fits your life. Our attorneys take the time to understand each family’s dynamics, then work toward outcomes that benefit children and parents alike.
Learn More About Visitation
To arrange a consultation to learn how Scott Law Group, PLLC, can help you reach a visitation arrangement, call our Kernersville office at 336-310-8569. You can also call toll-free at 800-566-2907. To contact us online, just send us an email.