Guidelines for Supervised Visitation

 

Visitation Procedures

 

1 Monitor will be present at all times during visitation and is monitoring from the moment of arrival.

 

2 All contact between child/children and the non-custodial parent shall take place within monitorĻs hearing and sight at all times.

 

3 Fees for services shall be paid in full, in exact cash prior to the start of each visit with monitor.

 

4 Custodial parent shall bring children to visit five minutes before scheduled visit. Visiting parent shall arrive promptly at scheduled time.

 

5 Custodial parent shall arrive promptly at the end of each scheduled visit to pick up child/children. Visiting parent shall wait with monitor during pick up and departure.

 

6 Custodial and visiting parent will adhere to monitorís guidance at exchange and during scheduled visitation. Non-compliance with guidelines or challenging the authority of the monitor may lead to termination of services at the discretion of the monitor.

 

7 Cancellation or rescheduling of visitation requires 24 hours advance notification and both parents must confirm mutually agreed upon reschedules and cancellations. If visitation is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, monitor will be paid as if visitation had occurred.

 

8 Cancellations for health reasons must confirm with a doctorís note.

 

9 If custodial parent or designee fails to arrive with child/children without sufficient prior notice of cancellation to the monitor (see 7), custodial parent or designee shall pay for missed visitation. Additionally, monitor will be paid as if visitation had occurred.

 

10 Failure of visiting parent to arrive within 10 minutes of designated time of arrival without notification by phone will result in cancellation of the visit, and monitor shall be paid as if visit occurred.

 

11 Hourly charge for monitored visitation is (negotiated based on circumstances). Where applicable, fees for travel and/or for overnight visits will be arranged.

 

12 Visitation will be canceled if a parent is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs.

 

13 Parents and child/children must speak English (or Italian with Christine as monitor) during visitation and must speak loud enough for monitor to hear.

 

14 Parents will adhere to monitors guidance at exchange point and during visitation.

 

15 Family members or friends authorized by the court to participate in visitation must comply with guidelines.

 

Rules of Conduct

 

The following is prohibited during visitation:

 

1 Inappropriate demands for physical contact, foul language, shouting, threats of violence or abuse, attempts to move child/children out of sight or hearing of monitor.

 

2 Passing of correspondence or messages to the other parent (such as regarding legal matters) through child/children or monitor.

3 Using the visitation for the service of court documents.

 

4 Sharing of detailed court information or court documents with the child/children and/or making of promises about future living arrangements, time sharing or visitation modifications. Visit discussions should focus on the present to avoid pressure and/or disappointment.

 

5 Speaking negatively about the other parent, his or her family or designee in front of the child/children and/or questions about the other parentís whereabouts or activities.

 

6 Taking photographs of the child/children without prior written consent from custodial parent.

 

7 Permanent alterations of child/children during visitation without prior written consent of custodial parent. Alteration includes but is not limited to haircuts, tattoos, body or ear piercing.

 

8 Smoking in the presence of the child/children or monitor.

 

9 Weapons or any articles that could be used a weapon at site of visitation.

 

10 Contact or confrontation between parents during exchange or visitation.

 

Please Note:

 

1 Monitor will only convey information between parents regarding child/childrenís medical needs and/or visitation and exchanges.

 

2 Unless medically authorized or prohibited, dietary requests are not monitored or enforced.

 

3 Custodial and visiting parents are required to meet the needs of child/children during visitation times (ie, bring diaper bag, baby food, changes of clothes, etc).

 

4 Except for late cancellations and emergencies, calls to the monitor should be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

 

5 Monitor has emergency procedures and security measures in case of abduction.