At the end of the movie, the court says Miranda has almost full custody of the children and that Daniel will have “supervised visits.” Is this normal?
As Daniel progresses deeper and deeper into his “unorthodox” lifestyle, it is conceivable that the social worker overseeing and providing recommendations to the court on visitation could recommend supervised visits.
As stated above, this is normally done where there is a mental, physical, or emotional condition that could render unsupervised visits unsafe for the children.
At the VERY end of the movie, Miranda and Daniel decided (out of court) that they’ll share custody of the kids. Could this work, pending the court’s prior decision still stands?
Daniel and Miranda’s out-of-court agreement would have to be presented to the court, which would then presumably modify the custody order if it agreed to its terms. Custody and visitation orders change frequently, and are never really final, due to the changing nature of family dynamics—particularly as children age.