This post serves to conclude and recap my series on the issue of supervised visitation in cases involving Peoria, Illinois fathers. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that there are many misconceptions when it comes to the issue of supervising visits. Some parents are too quick to ask that supervision be imposed while others are slow to recognize the gravity of their situation. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situations. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help people make an informed decision when they are selecting a family law attorney. If you need help with a child custody case then contact my office today to speak with a fathers’ rights lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- When Courts may order supervised visitation
- What to expect at supervised child visits
- How to request that child visitation be supervised
- How Peoria fathers may win unsupervised child visitation
There are several reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, it is important to understand that Judges will typically only require the supervision of visitation in cases where the child’s mental or physical well being is at danger. Second, supervised visits are a time for the parent to bond with the child. It is not a time to demean the other parent or to discuss the litigation. Third, understanding what to expect from the legal process can help one to have realistic expectations as their case moves through the system. Finally, Courts generally do not impose supervised visitation with the intention of it being a permanent arrangement. It is, therefore, important that dads know how to win back unsupervised visits.
One point that I stressed through each of these articles is that dads should contact an attorney immediately if they are involved in a child custody dispute. Contacting counsel sooner, rather than later, is an important step in making sure that your interests remain protected. As a Peoria fathers’ rights lawyer, I am able to assist with such matters. I am a former prosecutor who believes that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation and my office is ready to assist you. I also service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.