Litigation, divorce custody battles or modification custody disputes can be a difficult process to go through, even with the best attorney. A custody evaluation, can help navigate through this tough time. The “Evaluator” is not an attorney but some type of licensed counselor or social worker.
With 15 years of knowledge and experiences in all areas: mental health, forensic psychology, child and adult trauma, sexual and physical abuse, parental alienation, coaching of children and criminogenic behaviors of all kinds, I will make the most appropriate recommendation regarding the best interest of your child. I will listen intently, review any and all documents you provide, or I obtain, and go above and beyond for your child. However, my job is not to become your friend but to provide the court; empirical and ethical data so the judge can make the most appropriate decision regarding the best interest of your child.
Both sides will be asked intrusive questions but the goal is “your child’s best interest.”
First, the court must ensure the Evaluator meets criteria under Texas Family Code §107.104 to complete a custody evaluation. Once that has been determined, the Evaluator will conduct the evaluation and ensure all basic elements, under Texas Family Code §107.109 are met. After which, the Evaluator will prepare a report containing their findings and conclusions and make a recommendation regarding the conservatorship, possession of, and/or access to the child(ren) and any other appropriate recommendation to the court. The report will be in accordance with Texas Family Code §107.108, the report shall contain the Evaluator’s name, license number, and a statement attesting that the Evaluator has read and meets the requirements of Texas Family Code §107.104