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Video Transcript: What factors do courts consider for supervised visitation? Hi, my name is Jason Sorensen. I’m an Oklahoma lawyer here at Wirth Law Office, and today we’re going to be talking about the factors that courts take into consideration when granting supervised visitation.
So there’s really five main factors that courts are going to look at when considering whether a parent needs to be on supervised visitation when seeing their child, and those five factors are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, ongoing domestic abuse, and alcoholism. So these are the five things that courts are really going to look at when determining that a parent needs to be supervised when seeing their child. Really, courts are making sure that the child is safe in their eyes while the parent is visiting the child. So that’s really what this is about, is the best interest of the child and keeping the child safe.
So if any of those factors are to a high enough level, if the court feels that the child is in high enough risk of danger with any of those factors, then the court could potentially take the rights from that parent completely if that’s what the court thinks is in the best interest of the child. And then another thing to consider is if one of these factors was an issue in the past and is no longer an issue, then that could be grounds for a modification to remove the supervised visitation.
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