Family Law

Child Custody

What is supervised visitation?

Supervised visitation means that a parent can have visitation but it must be supervised by a person approved of by the court. It can be either a counselor, other family member or another person designated by a court order. Usually, supervised visitation is required for a parent when there is a concern of abuse, neglect, or past criminal behavior that would caution against the awarding of unsupervised visitation. For example, Maryland law provides: “If it is in the best interest of the child, the court may approve a supervised visitation arrangement that assures the safety and the physiological, psychological, and emotional well-being of the child.”


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