PORTLAND, Ore. -- The stepmother of Kyron Horman wants supervised visitation of her 22-month old daughter, as she battles her estranged husband in a divorce case.
Terri Horman hasn't seen her daughter since her Kaine filed for divorce and a restraining order in late June, amid a search for his son Kyron, who disappeared from Skyline Elementary and remains missing.
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"Ms. Horman misses her child and would like to see her," said attorney Peter Bunch during a divorce hearing Thursday.
Terri's lawyer said he plans to ask the court to alter the current restraining order. It requires Terri Horman to stay away from her daughter.
A family law expert explains several factors are considered when determining visitation, but ultimately it boils down to what is best for the child.
"The issue is not going to be whether the child's mother, Terri deserves to see the child. The issue is what does the child need and how can we be sure the child's needs are being met," said family law attorney Jody Stahancyk.
Kaine Horman has mixed feelings about visitation, "Depending on the circumstances, the answer could be yes or no."
He anticipates the visitation issue will be resolved at future hearings.
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