ill try to simplify the best i can. currently my soon to be ex husband has supervised visitation. its always been with me, occasionally with his mother, and a few times with my parents.
were getting divorced, we're close to the end and are trying to agree on a parenting plan. he wants the supervision to end this month already (which is a surprise to me because he was asking for may and suddenly changed it to now)
but i want it to continue for like, ever.
well not long ago we were in agreement with a time sharing schedule. he was to have them every other weekend under the CONSTANT supervision of his mother. the very first time i allowed this to happen, i found out that he went somewhere with them in the car with only his sister present. his mother wasn't there.
ever since then, ive had the visits taking place in my home again. so his family has made it clear, as well as he, that they can't be responsible with the children, do not have their best interests in mind, and cannot be trusted as supervisors.
at the same time, i dont want to see his face. i dont want to have to deal with him. i dont want him in my household. its one hell of an awkward hour when hes sitting on my couch and i have to pretend like i dont hate his guts. im divorcing the man so i want to deal with him as little as possible.
and i dont want to place the burden on my parents, either. they shouldnt have to deal with him.
so, that leaves nobody else but a court appointed GAL. i think its smarter anyways. im just really intimidated by his lawyer, and i dont have representation right now (but im going to make some phone calls tomorrow about that) and im afraid that he's going to make me look spiteful and vindictive, and that im going to stumble over my words in court when i have to explain myself. ive also specified that i want supervised visits to remain in effect until the children are 18.
if a GAL is approved for visitation, what can i expect with that? where do visits take place in this situation? is it in a public place, his home, what?
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