Q) Can a parent who committed domestic violence obtain parenting time?
A) Yes, it is possible that a parent who committed violence will be awarded parenting time. An isolated act of domestic violence does not automatically take away a parent’s right to parenting time. Often whether a parent who has committed domestic violence will obtain parenting time depends on how severe the domestic violence was and whether it was directed toward you or your child. A judge will generally only deny a parent parenting time if he/she feels it is in the best interest of the child. In some cases, a judge may give a parent the right to supervised parenting time-where the parent and child can spend time together with another person present.
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