Child Custody Evaluations

In child custody and visitation cases, courts often appoint a mental health professional to conduct a child custody evaluation or psychological evaluation, pursuant to Evidence Code § 730. The expert will gather information from a variety of sources, including the parties, the child, witnesses, psychological testing and a home visit, and provide a written or, sometimes, oral report and recommendation to the court and parties. The report is not binding on the court, but it is usually powerful evidence bearing on the best interest of the children. Continue reading →

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