When couples decide to end their marriage, it can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming experiences, especially when children are involved. Parents cannot agree on custody or visitation arrangements. Understandably, child custody is one of the most contentious issues divorcing couples face as their parenting time is at stake. The separation stress can be hard on parents as they want to ensure the safety and welfare of their children. When the court determines that joint custody is not in the child’s best interests, one parent may be granted legal and physical custody. However, the court may permit supervised visitation for the non-custodial parent to have parenting time with the child. During these visits, a third party safeguards the child’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. The court believes that supervised visitation is beneficial for the child to maintain a relationship with both parents. Therefore, if your former spouse has been granted supervised visitation, you can turn to Advanced Investigations to learn how our Connecticut Supervised Visitation Services for Families can help facilitate this process.
What is supervised visitation?
As previously explained, supervised visitation is a legal arrangement made by the court when the non-custodial parent is considered unreliable and unable to meet the child’s needs. The court will only permit the non-custodial parent to spend time with the child in the presence of a third party to ensure the child’s safety and well-being. While they can meet with the child regularly, they cannot meet with the child alone. In such cases, it is wise to turn to a private investigator overseeing supervised visitations.
How can a private investigator help during supervised visitations?
Newcomer parents to supervised visitation may feel anxious about their child’s safety when spending time with the other parent. To avoid any negativity or tension during this process, it is vital to have a neutral third-party supervisor who can assist with facilitating scheduling and maintaining open communication, making the experience comfortable for everyone involved. Hiring a private investigator is beneficial as they stay with the parent and child for the entire visitation period. They will not interfere with the process but help encourage the parent and child to bond with one another.
Furthermore, some parents choose to have their friends or family members supervise instead of an impartial third party regarding visitations. However, this may not be the best option, as a third-party supervisor offers unbiased feedback and provides detailed meeting reports. This objectivity is crucial as it can reveal any issues with the non-custodial parents’ care of the child, which can even be used in court to revoke their supervised visitation rights if necessary. Therefore, hiring an unbiased third-party supervisor rather than family or friends who may hesitate to provide honest and objective feedback is often a better idea.
As you can see, you and your child can benefit from seeking the assistance of a natural third-party supervisor for visitations with a non-custodial parent. For more information on our services, please don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Investigations today to learn more about how we can help safeguard your child’s best interests.