Co-Parenting Successfully

Being a parent is the most demanding, most rewarding, and most important job in the world. We get very little, if any, training for the position. Ideally there are two parents working together to help carry the load. Even when the parents live in the same house it is exhausting and difficult. Things get even more challenging when there is a divorce or...

Three Scenarios Where You Should Consider Hiring a Child Custody Expert

In divorce cases with contested child custody issues, a child custody expert may be a powerful tool to help the Courts and the Parents protect the children and develop a parenting plan that is in their best interests. You may wish to discuss the possibility of retaining a child custody expert with your divorce lawyer in one of the following three scenarios: 1....

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,...