The courts don't like to change visitation orders in Arizona once they are in place. There is a belief that modifying parenting time is very stressful for everyone involved, especially the children, and that it creates more conflict than is necessary. However, there are some cases in which visitation is harmful to your children, and you will need to request supervised visitation to protect their well-being. These types of situations would include:
- Substance abuse. You may request supervised visitation if you have reason to believe the non-custodial parent is abusing drugs during parenting time. Alcoholism would also fall into this category.
- Abuse. Whether physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, this is a very serious situation. You should first call the police or Child Protective Services, and then consult with a Phoenix child custody lawyer. The courts take false allegations very seriously, as well, so make sure you have as much proof as possible.
- Endangerment. If the non-custodial parent is putting the kids in dangerous situations in which they could come to harm, you may have reason to request supervised visitation with that parent.
If you have questions about Phoenix supervised visitation or changing visitation in Arizona, contact an experienced Phoenix child custody attorney today at 1-888-929-5292 for a completely free, no-pressure consultation. We are Phoenix family law attorneys who can help handle any legal concerns regarding child custody and divorce. If you'd like more information about how we can help, request a FREE copy of our book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.
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