Unless there are serious issues with a parent, the courts believe and presume it is the best interests for children to spend time with both parents. However, reasons for sole physical custody or supervised parenting time may include:
- A parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol, which affects his or her ability to parent.
- There is a history of domestic violence in front of the child, regardless of whether the violence is directed at the child.
- There is a history of parental abuse of a child.
- A parent neglects or endangers a child.
- A parent is absent.