If you've been told that you'll be able to see your children with supervised custody, you may not be sure exactly what that means. You never want any harm to come to your child, so you can't understand why supervision is necessary.
The reality is that supervision is required for certain cases of custody based on numerous factors. There may be a concern about fleeing with the child or a concern over abuse, for instance.
What happens when a judge orders supervised visitation?
The first thing to remember is that you'll be able to see your child, which is always positive. However, in a supervised custody arrangement, you'll see your child with another party present. That might be a mutual friend, someone appointed by the court or a third party completely.
Keep in mind that no matter who this person is, they'll have to be approved by the judge. This is to help make sure that the individual is not biased or will not stand in the way of custody.
What if you want to end supervised custody?
The best way to go back to a normal custody schedule without supervision is to obey the rules set by the court. Show that you're a respectful person and don't cause trouble for the other parent. Your attorney can help you collect support and evidence of your positive nature as a role model, so you can seek a modification to your custody arrangements in the future.
Supervised custody is there to protect children. While it might seem unfair, you will still have time with your child.