To provide families with services that give children the opportunity to have a safe, and conflict-free access to their parents and extended families.
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 also known as supervised parenting 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.
The first step is to complete the intake form. This allows the Intake Coordinator to review the dynamics of your case and assign a parenting monitor to your family. We currently have trained monitors in South Carolina, Central North Carolina and Coastal Georgia.
Now that you have completed the Intake Form you need to schedule your intake interview. This is a phone interview. Simply select the time and date. The Intake Coordinator will contact you.
Maximum - 4 hour sessions
Saturday Rate - $60 per hour
Sunday Rate - $75 per hour
minimum 2 hour session based on availability
Rates based on one child per session.
Finally, the day has come when you get to develop your relationship with your child. You are not "visiting" your child you are "parenting" your child during family day out. Typical locations for parenting time are parks, library, restaurants, adventure parks, museums, ball games, etc. You should have a backpack of items your child may need based on their age. ie, drinks, snacks, clothing, diapers etc. and of course cash for small purchases,
Congratulations! We know you had a great time with your child. At the end of our session, the monitor will review the parenting outcome with you and the custodial parent. This form does not replace a full observation report that is provided at additional cost.
Based on the requirements of your parenting/visitation order, you should secure your dates in advance. Sessions are booked on a fist pay basis. Lock in your sessions with advancement at least 7 days in advance.
Finding a professional visitation monitor is an important task for you and your family. We currently serve counties in the state South Carolina and Coastal Georgia and Central North Carolina from Raleigh location. A monitor will to travel up to 2 hours from all locations.
Jan Bellinger, the CEO of Angel Eyes, LLC has worked in the family court system of South Carolina since 1996. She is a certified SC non-attorney Guardian ad Litem. With her vast experience and knowledge in supervised visitation, she is also the principal trainer of our supervised parenting monitors. The monitors are community based professionals who are trained in accordance with the Supervised Visitation Network Standards and Code of Ethics. These professional monitors are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.
Our monitors provide supervised visitation services in public locations and if approved and appropriate your home. The Monitor's priority is to ensure the safety of your child, therefore based on the merits of your case.
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 us a call and learn more about 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, we encouraged you to obtain specific guidelines about the services offered before appearing in court.
Remember to do WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD. Give us a call at 803-943-9696 or use the form below to schedule a free consultation. I'm available weekends and holidays.
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.
Court testimony and an unbiased, objective, and documentation of services available.
The non-custodial parent home study typically includes:
A written home study report is prepared based on the information gathered.
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.
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