In recent years, many women have mourned the loss of their children after estranged ex-husbands attacked or drowned them in tragic revengeful acts. In 2008, the Washington Post reported that Amy Castillo lost three children to this horrifying act and in 2012 another child was downed by his father when the parent chose to kill his child in hopes of gaining insurance money. In both of these cases, the custodial parents asked for protection and no unsupervised visits for the other spouse. In both situations the judge rejected the parent’s plea and allowed the non-custodial parent to have unsupervised visitations with their children. While the cases may be relatively rare in connection with the amount of divorces that occur every single year, the Wall Street Journal says that courts are considering the devastating deaths and determining whether or not they should take a custodial a parent’s pleas into account.
Family law experts claim that it would be beneficial to all family courts if a study group could to in-depth research about the results of granting a non-custodial spouse unsupervised visitations when the custodial spouse asks for another arrangement. Some jurisdictions have locations where supervised visitations can take place, but others do not. When a jurisdiction doesn’t have a visitation center where there are employees readily available to act as supervisors, things can get complicated for the courts and they may tend to assign unsupervised visitation because it is more convenient. If your ex-spouse is asking for unsupervised visitation but you do not believe that this is a safe and wise idea, then you are going to want to contact a lawyer at Claery & Green today for more information. You will want an advocate to explain your case in court and help the judge to understand why you are concerned about the unsupervised visitation situation. A
Los Angeles family lawyer at the firm will work hard to best communicate your wishes in a convincing manner.