Supervised visitation is Ordered in rare circumstances, but is typically when the parent has had significant issues with illegal substances, run-ins with law enforcement, severe defiance of prior Orders or mental health issues. (Or a combo of the above)
These parents, of course, have the right to see their child, but the Court’s obligation is to make sure that it is as safe as possible.
Halloween is a fun excuse to dress up, eat candy and be a kid again.
However, you may only get this chance if your divorce papers allow it! Halloween is not a “real” holiday, and while admittedly it has a relatively short shelf-life on being magical, it’s still a fun experience.
Halloween is not in the Court’s standard schedule and not a Federal Holiday. So, if you want it you better address it and/or ask the Court for the day or that it be alternated between the parents.
Don’t only count on the other parent to be reasonable. Sometimes they are NOT!
Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody lawyer in Mississippi and reminds you to consult the calendar when devising a custody schedule.