In many states, the parents’ options are limited. Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center (AVEC – http://www.avecinc.org/) is an authoritative resource for Monitored Visitations and Exchanges.

Parents might persuade a friend or relative to act as the Monitor; however, the court would need to determine if the friend or relative could remain neutral and impartial while serving as a Monitor.

Visitations typically take place in the evening after school or work or during the weekend. Depending on the child’s age, visits with infants and very young children may be scheduled in the morning and of course on holidays and during vacations Family Visitation Services can provide flexible schedules for Monitored Parents wishing to spend time with their children.