My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida
My daughter and I live in Florida. Dad lives in Arizon, where he moved to from Florida.
My daughters dad has had no contact with her since she was 2 and she is now 15. I was awarded sole custody with 0 visitation for him because he was on his way to prison for arson. When he was released 2 years later he moved to AZ.
I am in support of visitation and they have already spoke on the phone and have texted each other a few times. I talked to dad and told him we needed to get something through the courts for visitation. He wants me to file. First, I am going to request he get supervised visitation even though he lives so far away. Second, I don't think I will file. If he wants to see her, he can jump through a few hoops in order to do so, right?
The questions, should I file or should I have him file? And, what would be reasonable visitation after so many years. Will I most likely get the supervised visitation since it has been so long? How long do you think before she goes to AZ for visitation? ? Also, when she does start going to AZ will he be responsible for paying to get her there and back?