A custody evaluation is a report ordered by a court in divorce proceedings. When an agreement about the custody and visitation of children cannot be reached, an evaluation is done to recommend what is in the child’s best interests. The evaluator, usually a psychologist, will gather information about your family and make a recommendation for a parenting plan.
The custody evaluation report will include recommendations for a custody and visitation plan. This can include suggestions for how to address and handle conflict, holidays, and medical decisions. The evaluator can suggest the family, parents, and our children attend therapy to assist with the difficulty of transitioning after divorce.