Many times parents are requested to participate in supervised contact with their children because Magistrates have not yet heard proper evidence.
Whether it be allegations of Family Violence, Abuse, Alcohol, Magistrates will request a conservative approach until proper evidence of these allegations put forward can be heard.
Many times both parents will allege actions that the other party may / may-not have done to try and benefit their case.
Litigation, if you choose that path in your situation, in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Family Court is usually a long road which requires patience and emotional stamina.
Be patient, respect the Court and its process’s, and remember to look after yourself.