Unable to visit us in person because of the Coronavirus? We offer full consultations by phone.

The court system remains in operation with some modifications to their procedures. We are still filing new cases and will work to bring your case to a resolution. We are here to help you with your criminal case, family law matter or other legal needs. We are prepared to handle your case via e-mail and over the phone. Have any questions? Call us now, so we can get you on the phone with an attorney who can help.

Child custody evaluations are often necessary

| Oct 20, 2021 | Child Custody

People who are divorcing while they have children living at home will need a parenting plan. This outlines what each parent is responsible for doing. In some cases, the parents come up with the terms of this agreement through mediation or similar means. 

There are cases when the parents can’t work together. The court may order a child custody evaluation to determine what’s in the child’s best interest. There are several things you should consider if one is ordered in your case.

Honesty is important

A psychologist generally performs this evaluation. Their primary duty is to determine the child’s needs and which parent can best meet them. They take the information learned during the evaluation and make a recommendation to the court. 

Tips for the evaluation

You should always be honest with the person who’s conducting the evaluation. Cooperate with them and be prepared to present documents if you’re asked for them. Throughout the process, you should show that you want to do what’s best for the children. You should also be prepared to answer very pointed and important questions.

Anyone going through a divorce should ensure that they’re making decisions based on what’s best for their children. The parenting plan is the backbone of what’s going to happen. When parents can’t come to agreements about important points, a child custody evaluation might be ordered. You must learn about what’s going on in your case to move forward in the way you feel benefits your child the most. 

Archives

FindLaw Network