All too often, an individual will seek a divorce or separation because they are victims of domestic violence or other types of abuse, sometimes fueled by alcohol or substance abuse. When children are involved, supervised child visitation may be ordered by the court to facilitate contact between a parent who has exhibited these behaviors, and his or her child to ensure the child’s well-being and to keep the parent-child relationship in tact as problems are addressed.
Around the nation, there are centers that provide a safe and neutral environment for kids to maintain a relationship with their parent while custody and visitation arrangements are evaluated. Facilities typically provide structured and supervised visits where the children know what to expect each time, reducing the stress for kids and their families. Allowing children to keep an ongoing relationship with a parent will often pay dividends in terms of emotional and physical health and supervised visitation centers often play a pivotal role for families needing support.
In Lake County, A Safe Place, provides supervised visitation and monitored exchange services for families with a history of abuse. Their services are designed to facilitate the formation of safe, nurturing and lasting relationships between parents and their children who may have experienced domestic violence or other forms of abuse in the home. One testimonial to the center underscores the importance of visitation centers to families in Lake County and across the nation, “The visitation center has greatly improved my life and my children’s lives…it allows my children to see their parents in the safest and most productive way possible.”
Questions About Supervised Visitation in Cases of Domestic Abuse?
Contact an Experienced Illinois Child Custody Attorney for Answers
If you have concerns regarding parenting time and responsibility (aka child custody and visitation) because of your spouse’s issues with drug or alcohol abuse or domestic violence or other abuse in the home, contact the Libertyville, Illinois child custody lawyers of Schlesinger & Strauss for help today. We understand the issues you face when trying to look out for the best interests of your children, particularly when a partner or spouse has a history of substance abuse, domestic violence or other abusive behaviors. Attorney Michael Strauss has worked alongside A Safe Place as a member of the board and is sensitive to the problems families face and our knowledgeable and compassionate family law team as a whole has helped many parents and children find a way forward. Call our Lake county Illinois Family Law offices today at 847-680-4970.