Child Custody Evaluations

When adults undergo divorce proceedings, children are often caught in the middle. Both parents may love their children very much but cannot agree on how to divide the children’s time between the two homes. Professionals who are trained to work with both adults and children may become involved to evaluate the children’s needs and make recommendations for the parents and courts to use in determining what is in “the best interests of the child.”
Child custody cases may become particularly complicated for a variety of reasons:

Child custody evaluations may be needed on behalf of the court, to provide feedback concerning the best arrangement for the child or to address particular complicating issues in a given case.