Introduction

Child Custody Evaluation Sample Chapters

This handbook was designed to prepare you quickly and effectively for Family Court Services (FCS), child custody mediation, and/or child custody evaluations. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive divorce-sad-girl-with-dadapproach for these situations since most people do not have the time, inclination, or resources to become the perfect candidate. People can benefit significantly and immediately from the use of a few simple tools such as a basic orientation, an organizer and a check list.

If you do not have the time or the money for what’s known as a “private preparation,” this handbook is for you.

The goal is to effectively prepare your presentation for Family Court Services (FCS), child custody mediation, or the child custody evaluation so that the mental health professional’s (MHP’s) assessment of you is more accurate. This handbook will provide you with a series of recommendations that are easy to implement and utilize without bogging you down with unnecessary information. The goal is to improve your performance. Your ability to present yourself well in these situations is crucial to your success in obtaining the best possible outcome for your children.

If you do not have the time or the money for what’s known as a “private preparation,” this handbook is for you.

Less is more. Remember that simple point as you move through this handbook and/or interface with a MHP. Just as you would in a job interview or a written essay, you need to answer the question and do nothing else. If the MHP wants more information from you, let them ask.

Chances are the MHP is short on time. Any extra information that you share or expand upon, beyond what is specifically asked for, will only take precious time away from the real task at hand: making your point. This simple guide will help you to work more effectively with the MHP and increase your chances of getting the best result for your family.

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