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FAQ - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time (Custody)

What is supervised parenting time?

Sometimes, to prevent harm to the health or emotional development of a child, it is necessary for the court to order that a social service agency or a mental health professional be involved with a family to be sure parenting time (and even legal decision-making) orders are followed. In this situation, the court may order the agency or another person to supervise or oversee the parenting time periods. In some cases, the exchange of the child is supervised by a third person to diminish the conflict  between the parents to which the child would be exposed without supervised exchanges.