New Jersey Divorce and Supervised Parenting Time When Dealing with Issues of Child Custody. There are times when supervised parenting time is necessary for a parent. Often this is related to substance abuse or domestic violence. There are services that will supervise visitation if an agreeable family member cannot be agreed upon by both parties but over the long term, these are costly. The NJ Courts generally will have supervised visitation at the New Jersey Courthouse on Saturdays in a NJ divorce setting. Outside agencies will have supervised visitation either at their location or allow for it elsewhere. Often, parties unfortunately try to manipulate the supervised visitation such that one party or the other is blamed for it not working out, via inconsistent attendance, failure of notification as to whether or not they can make the dates set up for visitation. It is not an easy path long term. Often supervised visitation must have pickups and drop-offs at a police station if it is being supervised by a family member. Regardless, if supervised visitation is necessary, it should be looked as a short term solution to a long term problem, that is, getting the parent being supervised in a position to have unsupervised. Generally, if that parent fulfills long term recommendations of a psychologist, that can be accomplished. It may include rehabilitation, substance abuse testing etc. If you have a child custody matter that may necessitate supervised visitation, call our office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation with our NJ divorce attorney or NJ divorce lawyer about your NJ divorce. We offer flat fees for certain services.
Aug 15, 2016 @ 11:01 AM — by Michael Green