Contact Us Today 850-502-2241
Winter Spires & Associates, P.A.

se habla español

Our Practice Areas

Visitation options for noncustodial parents

If a Florida parent is denied custodial rights over their child then they may have the option of seeking visitation time with them. Visitation can take on many different forms that will depend upon the nature of the relationship between the parent and their child. In general, visitation arrangements can be unsupervised, supervised, based on virtual communications, or nonexistent.

Unsupervised visitation is common and involves the right of a parent to spend time with their child without the presence or control of another adult. Visitation of this form is often subject to a schedule made by the custodial and noncustodial parents to accommodate the needs of the family. When a parent poses no threat or harm to their child, unsupervised visitation may be ordered.

However, when a parent has a history of violence or abuse toward their family, they may not be given unsupervised access to their child. In such cases a parent may be granted supervised visitation. Supervised visitation often takes place in a controlled environment and in the presence of a court-appointed third party.

When a parent and their child do not live in the same community, their visitation may rely on electronic means. Virtual visitation may be allowed or ordered to facilitate the relationship between a parent and child who live too far apart to see each other in real life. Not every family law case will result in an order or agreement that includes visitation. Different custodial structures will serve the needs and interests of different children, and families that would like more information about custody and visitation matters may want to discuss their questions with their family law attorneys.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

meet with a member of our team

Call 850-502-2241 or reach out to us online to arrange a consultation.
Mon. - Thur. 7:30 to 5:00
Fri. 8-2 pm

Destin Office
3999 Commons Drive West Suite B
Destin, FL 32541

Phone: 850-502-2241
Fax: 850-424-2801
Destin Law Office Map

Marianna Office
2880 Green Street
Marianna, FL 32446 ‎

Phone: 850-502-4506
Phone: 850-633-3006
Fax: 850-424-2801
Marianna Law Office Map

Panama City Beach Office
309 Richard Jackson, Blvd.
#200-Suite #3
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Map & Directions

Make Payment - LawPay - VISA MasterCard American Express