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Supervised Visitation in the State of New Jersey | What You Should Know

Even when divorce tears a family apart, life still goes on and children will continue to benefit from time spent with both parents. The Garden State has implemented laws and processes to maximize the benefits of parenting time and promote the child’s best interests. For some time now, the state has favored the term “parenting time” over “visitation” because the latter gives an inaccurate picture. Nonetheless, circumstances exist whereby the Family Court may order supervised visitation. If you need to know those circumstances and potential strategies for remedying them, please read on, then contact an experienced Ocean County child custody attorney to learn what you should know about supervised visitation in the state of New Jersey.

When might the Family Court order supervised visitation in New Jersey?

Under New Jersey Status 2A: 12-7, the Family Court will order supervised visitation if there has been a documented history of one or more of the following:

  • Child abuse
  • Medical disabilities
  • Psychiatric problem
  • Other situations where the safety and welfare of the child may be jeopardized

Even if the Family Court has ordered supervised visitation, you have the ability to modify it if circumstances change. Either way, you should reach out to a skilled Ocean County family law attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a New Jersey family law attorney help modify a supervised visitation arrangement?

A qualified Ocean County child custody attorney from our firm has experience working with parents who are trying to change an existing child custody arrangement. As children get older and busier, it may be difficult for them to divide their time between parents in the same way. If one parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, that may also justify a change in child custody. Our firm works to help parents come to a reasonable custody arrangement in all manner of cases that require the parties to revisit child custody. Your lawyer will file a motion with the Family Court, so that it may schedule the matter for oral augment or hear the matter on the papers. He or she will represent you and argue that you have significantly changed for the better since the child custody arrangement was made, and thus deserve more parenting time.

This process will take a great deal of time and effort, so please give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Ocean County firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.