Supervised visitation enables the non-custodial parent to visit his or her child in the presence of a court-appointed supervisor who is experienced in the field of child healthcare and safety. Supervised visitation is to ensure the physical, mental and emotional safety of the child in the presence of the non-residential parent and to avoid any possible conflicts or fights between both parents in the presence of the child.
Supervised visitation has the following benefits or purposes –
- It allows the non-custodial or non-residential parent to visit the child every so often (time period and frequency will be determined by the court) and maintain a healthy relationship with the child. Even though both parents may have parted ways on good or bad terms it is important for the child to see and interact with the mother and the father. The child shouldn’t be deprived of the advantages of being raised by both parents which is why supervised visitation is helpful.
- Supervised visitation provides a safe, conflict-free environment for the child as well as to both parents especially if there are still unresolved disputes and arguments between both parents post the divorce. Supervised visitation puts the child out of any possible risks or threats and keeps the child safe, healthy and happy. It is important for the child to not be exposed to the feuds and fights between both parents and shouldn’t see the parents show hatred and resentment to one another.
- Supervised visitation is helpful to both the parents as well as the child. The visiting parent can enjoy his or her time with the child without being confronted or disturbed by the other parent since the court supervisor or child professional will be present. And the child’s safety and well-being are ensured too, in case the visiting parent has a history of physical abuse, violent, an alcohol problem, etc.