Time sharing can be denied when the court determines that the child is at substantial risk or danger by having time sharing with a parent. However, the court must also at the same time provide a pathway for that parent to do things, obtain counseling, take steps, and at the successful completion of those steps then time sharing can be reinstated.
Some examples for how danger might be, there may be sexual abuse or some kind of physical abuse of the child. The parent may suffer a severe substance abuse problem. The parent may have a personality disorder issue which could be treated by therapy and/or medication. Those are some examples where the court could deny time sharing, but nevertheless provide the necessary pathway for that parent to reinstate contact with his or her child. Then it’s up to the parent to do so.