In a family law access dispute, what does the term “supervised access” mean?

If a child is at risk in a parent’s care because that parent may be violent, suffers from alcohol or drug addiction, or has health problems impeding his or her ability to care for the child, access may be permitted by the Court only in a supervised setting. Supervised access orders are rare and made only in the child’s best interests. The parent seeking to impose supervision of access has the burden of proof that supervision is appropriate.


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