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What is supervised parenting time?
Divorce is hard on kids.
In the U.S. over 50% of marriages end in divorce. Each year over 1 million children are affected by the divorce of their parents. Courts generally prefer children spend equal time with both of
their parents, however, if the safety and wellbeing of a child is of concern, a judge may determine supervised parenting time is necessary.
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Request a Supervised Visit
Review Details Of The Visit
Monitor Is Assigned
Custodial Parent Brings Child To the Visit
Monitor Escorts Child To The Non-Custodial Parent and Supervises the Visit
Report of Visit is Shared With The Attorneys
Family courts try to protect the best interests of the child
from any physical, mental, or emotional danger by the parent.
If a parent’s behavior indicates possible child abuse, mental disability, or drug or alcohol addiction, the court may decide parenting time must be supervised. The length of time required for supervision varies.
When supervised parenting time is required, a monitor is present during the entire time a child and parent are together. The monitor observes the behaviors and interactions of the parent with the child and intervenes, if necessary, to ensure the child's psychological, emotional, and physical safety. While some people attempt to use a family member or friend as a monitor, it becomes quickly obvious that bias can be a significant factor.