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How to prepare for a child custody evaluation

| Dec 18, 2020 | Child Custody & Support

Before settling a child custody dispute, a judge might order a child custody evaluation. This evaluation helps the judge decide which parent can provide the best environment for the child. While a custody evaluation isn’t meant to be a “contest” between the parents, there are steps you can take to increase the chances of the judge ruling in your favor. Here are some tips on acing your child custody evaluation.

How can you do well on your child custody evaluation?

During the child custody evaluation, you should have constructive activities that you and your children can do together. You don’t have to put on a performance that shows the evaluator that you’re a happy family, but you want to show the evaluator that you don’t just sit your kids in front of the TV all day. You can play a game with your kids or give them an art project to do to show that your kids participate in constructive activities.

Additionally, you should also remember that the evaluator is not your counselor or attorney. If they ask you questions, focus on your children and parenting experiences. This isn’t the time to criticize your former spouse and try to make them look bad. You should also talk to your attorney before the evaluation to get an idea of what to expect and how to prepare. Your attorney could give you additional tips to ensure that you have a successful evaluation.

Can an attorney help you with child custody matters?

An attorney could help you with various aspects of child custody matters. Whether you’re trying to get sole custody or simply want help making a parenting plan, an attorney could help you make smart choices that benefit you and your children in the long run.