New Jersey Divorce and Child Custody Issues - Supervised Visitation. There are times when supervised visitation is court ordered in a child custody matter when the parties are divorcing or when they are have a child but have never married. In those instances supervised visitation may be ordered and it is difficult for the parties to determine how supervised visitation should occur. The courts allow supervised visitation to be monitored by the New Jersey Family Courts, but for example, in Middlesex County, that is generally only allowed on a Saturday. Alternatively, supervised parenting time may be allowed through a family member. Another choice, if there is not a family member acceptable to both parties, may be a service that monitors supervised parenting time. One of those services is Peaceful Healing, where they will find an individual to monitor supervised parenting generally wherever an appropriate place is agreed upon by the parties e.g. a mall, a park etc. Regardless, the ultimate goal is to allow supervised parenting until a party is deemed to be allowed to have unsupervised parenting time with the child. This is a difficult process and often needs guidance by court order or other means. If you have a situation where you believe supervised parenting is necessary, please call our office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation to discuss these issues, our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney will help you through this process. We can recommend experts that will opine as to risk assessments or best interest analysis what the next step for the parties is regarding this matter.
Aug 8, 2016 @ 09:24 PM — by Michael Green