This post is to conclude and recap our series on the handling of Little Rock, Arkansas child custody cases which involve supervised visitation. We felt it was necessary to write on this topic as supervision is an issue which leads to a great deal of confusion amongst parents. The goal of our last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a child custody attorney. If you or a loved one require assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- Why Arkansas Courts may require supervised child visits
- How to request that child visitation be supervised
- What to expect during supervised child visits
- Gaining unsupervised child visitation
There are important reasons why we chose to address these issues. First, a Family Court Judge will not require supervised visitation simply because one parent claims the other is “bad.” Typically, gaining an order of supervision will require a showing of danger to the child’s physical or mental well being. Second, the process of modifying a child custody order begins with the filing of a Motion. In emergency situations the Court will often grant an immediate hearing. Third, knowing what to expect at such visits is vital to making sure that all parties involved are conducting themselves appropriately. Finally, supervised visits are almost always a temporary situation. A parent who meets the Judge’s mandates can typically win back unsupervised time with their child.
One point that we stressed through each of these articles is the need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The Court’s sole concern will always be for the best interests of the child or children involved. By retaining counsel, you make sure that your case is presented to the Court properly. Our Little Rock child custody lawyers strive to provide quality service to all of their clients. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.