Baltimore, MD asked in Child Custody for Maryland

Q: Cps took my sons mother to court and they granted me custody and gave her supervision Visitations what do that mean

Its been 2years still no job or place of her own can she get my son back

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1 Lawyer Answer

Mark Oakley

Answered
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Supervised visitation means that she cannot be alone with her son when seeing him, but requires the presence of a responsible adult who will be available to act to protect the child in the event of inappropriate behavior. A parent’s custodial and visitation rights that have been taken away or restricted are always subject to being restored or modified by the court. The court applies the “best interest of the child” standard, but if the biological parent is able to prove that they are fit to have custody, then they are the favored custodian of the child under law, even if another relative or person (non-biological parent) is more fit to have custody. If the mother is trying to change the custody arrangements and you believe this would be detrimental to the child, then you should consult a lawyer about how to defend the status quo to protect and further the best interests of the child.

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