Twin Cities, MN

Custody and Parenting Time Evaluations

Courts sometimes order a Custody or Parenting Time Evaluation when parents are unable to agree on these issues. The evaluator gathers information about the parents and children via interviews, observations, document review, psychological testing (if applicable), and speaking with “collaterals” (such as teachers, daycare providers, pediatricians, therapists, etc.). At the end of the evaluation process, the evaluator provides feedback and recommendations to the clients and/or attorneys. Upon request she writes a formal report that summarizes the recommendations. The evaluator’s feedback is used to negotiate agreement between the parents or, if they are unable to agree, provide the judge information in order to make custody and parenting time decisions.