I am worried about my ‘ex’ attacking me during visitation rights. I have heard that the court can order these to be held at special communication centres. I am still worried that he would meet me there and attack me verbally or physically . Are my fears grounded ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 06 June, 2022
Some local authorities make both parents sign a contract relating to the rules and arrangements that govern visitation rights exercised at their communication centres.
The arrangements are carefully worked out to avoid or minimise contact between the two parents inside the centre and the meetings are supervised . For example, among the terms of the contract may be a specific undertaking for the non-custodial parent entering the building not to bring with any weapon . The contract may even be more specific and state that the centre’s security guard will search bags for weapons, and even conduct a body search, where appropriate. Furthermore, the contract may require the custodial parent to refrain from entering the centre during the time the non-custodial parent and the child meet for the visitation session. The contract may state specifically that a parent who does not follow the rules will not be allowed to meet his child at the centre and that a visit may be stopped in the middle at the staff’s discretion.