Do what is in the best interests
of your child.

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


― Benjamin Franklin

Encourage, Empower, Educate

What is Supervised Visitation and Why it is necessary

  • 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 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. 
  • It has become a priority to find ways to protect children while attempting to promote appropriate parent-child interaction.  While there is some debate over whether interaction between parents and children should be granted at all when there is possible risk to that child, the courts have decided that where at all possible, the continuation of the parent-child relationship shall be presumed (Tuchman, 2003). Where parents fail to provide this on their own, services such as supervised visitation have become increasingly popular as a means to an ideally safe and nurturing solution.
  • 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. The role of visiting is helpful to lessen the negative impact on the child.                                                                                                                                                                                  With over 22 years experience as a South Carolina non-attorney Guardian ad Litem, I have seen first hand the impact an absentee parent can have on a child.   Hi, my name is Jan Bellinger, and I am a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor.  I provide supervised visitation services in public locations and if approved and appropriate your home.  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.  So give me a call and learn more about supervised visitation and how you can turn what may appear to be a negative requirement to 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.                                                             Give me a call 803-942-0558 or                                                             text me and I will call you.                                                       Remember to do WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD.                                                                                                                                                                 

Additional Family Services*

Guardian ad Litem Services*

In South Carolina, family court judges make decisions based on the best interests of the child. The family court judges have the discretion to appoint a neutral third party, known as a “Guardian ad Litem” (GAL) to assess the child's family and needs. 

A  trained certified non-attorney GAL conducts an investigation concerning the “best interests of a child”  in custody, supervised visitation, name changes, and adoption cases.      

If you are unable to reach an agreement concerning your child you may request that a GAL is appointed to your case.

        



Parent Support Service*

The single most important thing you can do is educate yourself  and be your own best advocate. 

  • Strong, stable, secure families and homes create confident, secure, and happy children. 
  • Sometimes not knowing what to do can create family crisis events that could have been prevented.  
  • Limited resources often cause families to be unable to resolve their conflicts.  
  • Development of parenting plans.
  • Community services referrals - where to find extra support.

Parent Support Services is the help you need. 

  

Supervised Parenting Time*

  • Your parenting time is important to your child.  
  • A trained monitor with the knowledge, skills and ability to provide your child with a safe and healthy environment while your family goes through the legal difficulties.
  • Our first priority is the safety of the child.

We provide holiday visitation

Supervised Exchanges

Court ordered supervised visits

Additional Services

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

Exchange

Exchange services enable parents and/or other relatives to safely drop off and pick up children for visitation, with the goal of making the transition from one party to the other as easy as possible. Our trained staff members facilitate the exchange in such a way that there is no physical or visual contact between parties at any time. This keeps children safe and away from conflict.

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Disclosure*

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

* Our goal is to provide you with educational information that you may find helpful to save you time and money. Our 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.