730 Psychological Evaluations

Frequently a psychological evaluation and more in depth study is conducted. The psychological evaluator then submits each of the parents and perhaps the child or children to a battery of psychological tests as well as clinical observations. The determination is made first as to whether either parent suffers from any psychological dysfunction. Then, the...

Custody Evaluation

The Custody Evaluation Legal and Practical Context Context The custody evaluation is often referred to as a “730 Evaluation.” This is because the respective section of the Evidence Code authorizes a judge to order such an evaluation. A custody evaluation can be: Agreed to by the parties and their attorneys (legally referred to as “by...

The Custody Evaluation Process

In a previous article, I explained the legal context within which a custody evaluation is ordered or agreed to, how the evaluator is selected, and what how the evaluation is handled once it is received by the court. In this article, I will describe the custody evaluation process. However, before beginning, I would like to remind the reader that most parents,...