During mediation, I asked for agency supervised visitation for the other parent. The other parent has been absent for 10 months my child has special needs. The mediator agreed with this recommendation, but the other parent claims they do not have the money to pay for my child's therapist to supervise the visits like I requested. The mediator said she would not require the I supervise the visits, but is unsure that the judge will order for this specific therapist to supervise the visits if the other parent claims she can not afford it. If that happens, what might the judge order instead? It was very clear to the mediator that supervised visits are necessary, and she agreed that the therapist would be best suited since she knows my child and has a background with special needs children.
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