Houston Supervised Visitation Attorneys
Texas family law courts have an obligation to prioritize the best interests of the child in any custody or visitation decision. While this duty is their primary objective, courts must also consider the rights of each parent when settling on a visitation agreement in sole-custody situations. Sole custody is typically only awarded in situations where the court deems one parent unfit to care for the child, and in such circumstances it is often thought to be unsafe to allow the non-custodial parent to have access to the child without continuous supervision by another unbiased adult. Thus, in order to respect parenting rights while still seeking to ensure the safety and well-being of the child, many settlements include a provision for supervised visitation, or visitation that may only take place under the supervision of a qualified adult.
Situations Potentially Requiring Supervised Visitation
There are a number of circumstances which may call for supervised visitation in order to provide a safe environment for children to have relationships with their parents. While a history of any of the following may require supervised visitation, they do not necessarily mean that the parent cannot have a relationship with his or her child:
- Mental illness
- Drug abuse
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse
By working with an experienced attorney to help you resolve any disputes regarding supervised visitation, you can find a child visitation solution that suits the needs of your family.
The skilled legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is deeply committed to helping serve the interests of Houston families, working with each client to form a personalized legal strategy to address the unique circumstances of their situation. To learn more about your rights and legal options for resolving any disputes over child visitation, contact our attorneys today at (713) 802-1777.