• Annmarie Baranik

How supervised visitation works in Los Angeles, California (and everywhere else)

Updated: Nov 18




If the judge decides that supervised visitation is best for your child, the court order will specify how the supervised visits will work.

The judge may order the supervised visits to take place in a designated facility. There will be a monitor present with the non-custodial parent in the room for the duration of the visits.

The judge may assign a social worker or a similar person to accompany the child to the non-custodial parent's home (or other designated location). The designated monitor will stay with the child for the entire visit and return the child to the custodial parent.

The judge may allow a friend, relative, or an acquaintance to act as the monitor for supervised visits if the participant is willing and the parents are able to mutual agree on a person. If this is an option for you, you will need to consider whether or not the person will be reliable and trustworthy.

Why Supervised Visitation May be Necessary

Supervised visitation may be necessary when:

  • There has been physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of the child by a parent

  • There has been physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of one parent by the other parent

  • A parent has a substance abuse problem

  • A parent has an uncontrolled mental illness that poses harm to the child

  • There is risk of kidnapping or abduction by one of the parents

  • A parent has neglected the child

  • A parent has been absent from the child's life and wants to start a relationship with the child

  • There have been any potentially dangerous family situations


Often, supervised visitation is a temporary arrangement that can lead to unsupervised visitation if the non-custodial parent meets certain requirements. For example, the non-custodial parent may need to have six months of clean drug tests, seek counseling, or complete an anger management class in order to be awarded unsupervised visits. Compliance with the courts requests and good reports from Supervised Visitation Monitors, may result in changes to child custody and visitation.

 Often, supervised visitation is a temporary arrangement that can lead to unsupervised visitation if the non-custodial parent meets certain requirements. For example, the non-custodial parent may need to have six months of clean drug tests, seek counseling, or complete an anger management class in order to be awarded unsupervised visits. Compliance with the courts requests and good reports from Supervised Visitation Monitors, may result in changes to child custody and visitation. We at Legal Angels, have monitored 100’s of different cases all which have different outcomes. Our monitoring reports of each visit often play a crucial role in the Judge’s decision to modify any existing custody orders. Whether it be in favor of the non-custodial or the custodial parent.


For more details about Supervised visitation monitors in Los Angeles, California feel free to visit - https://www.legalangelsmonitoring.com/


Also Read - Benefits of Using Child Visitation Monitoring Services in Los Angeles, California


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