KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED

Do what is in the best interests of your child with supervised visitation

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


― Benjamin Franklin

KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED

Mission

To  provide families with services that give children with the opportunity to have a safe, and conflict-free access to their parents and extended families. 

What is Supervised Visitation

Central to a child's sense of security, feelings of self-esteem and healthy development is the constancy of the parent-child relationship. Children are deeply affected when they are separated from a parent. Visitation monitoring is helpful to lessen the negative impact on the child.


The American family is changing.  Across the United States, the growing need for supervised visitation services is at an all-time high. In recent years, supervised visitation services have been adopted by family court judges for child custody and visitation disputes, absentee parents wanting to return to their child's life, and separation from the child due to issues of domestic violence, incarceration, child abuse and neglect, and substance abuse are major reasons for this need. 


If you have a court order giving you supervised visitation, do not look at it being a negative requirement, look at it as an opportunity for you to build, grow, and maintain a relationship with your child.  Supervised visitation maybe your opportunity to demonstrate to the Court your desire to be involved in your child's life.  There is no excuse to not spend quality time with your child. 


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About Me

Hi, I am Jan Bellinger

Finding a professional visitation monitor is an important task for you and your family.  I currently serve the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Coastal Georgia from my Hampton County SC location and Central North Carolina from my Raleigh location. I am able to travel up to 2 hours from both locations. I DO NOT charge mileage. I have over 22 years of experience in Family Court as a certified non-attorney Guardian ad Litem. I have worked with children with special needs, sexual abuse, and neglect.


I provide supervised visitation services in public locations and if approved and appropriate your home. My priority is to ensure the safety of your child, therefore based on the merits of your case, I do provide security at no extra charge to you. If you have a court order giving you supervised visitation, do not look at it being a negative requirement, look at it as an opportunity for you to build, grow, and maintain a relationship with your child. Supervised visitation may be your opportunity to demonstrate to the Court your desire to be involved in your child's life. There is no excuse to not spend quality time with your child. So give me a call and learn more about my supervised visitation or supervised exchanges and how you can turn what may appear to be a negative requirement for a positive outcome for your child and you. To better assist you or your attorney, I encouraged you to obtain specific guidelines about the services offered before appearing in court. 


Remember to do WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD.



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Additional Professional Services*

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Monitored Exchanges

Monitored exchange occurs when a neutral third party is responsible for collecting the child or children from one parent, and escorting the children to the access parent for their visit, so that the parents do not come into contact with each other.


It may not always be appropriate or safe for the other parent, a friend or a family member to provide this service. In those cases, access may take place as part of a court-ordered program where a neutral court-appointed agency acts to supervise the access or exchange. The level of monitoring will depend on the needs of the child and the level of risk involved.

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Court Testimony & Documentation

 Court testimony and an unbiased, objective, and documentation of services available. 

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Home Study

The non-custodial parent home study typically includes:

  1. Background checks and face-to-face interviews with everyone living in the home.
  2. A completion of a written questionnaire and a physical inspection of the home to ensure it meets applicable safety requirements.

A written home study report is prepared based on the information gathered.

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Observation Reports

Documentation is an essential part of supervised visitation services. As a supervised visitation monitor, I am not a party to your court proceeding therefore my report may be the best way for the details of the visit or exchange to be shared with your attorney or Judge. My observation report is provides an unbiased, objective observation of the visit. The report will not contain recommendations about future visitation or recommendations concerning custody. My observation reports should not be the sole basis custody or visitation is determined.

Disclosure*

Our staff does not represent you in court and does not provide legal advice.

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* My goal is to provide you with educational information that you may find helpful to save you time and money. My parent support services are child-focused and family friendly.  The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not professional legal advice or representation. Users should consult their own attorneys before taking or failing to take action based on content provided.