This article provides helpful information for attorneys, judges, and clients. (Note: We are open and providing all services, to include all types of evaluations needed for court, with in-office and online telehealth options for clients to choose from.)
Every family and situation differs, but here are some things to consider:
It matters which evaluation is the most comprehensive, with the most sources of information and data points. Why is that important? How comprehensive an evaluation is matters greatly, as it increases the confidence level an evaluator can have in their conclusions and recommendations. The more sources of information and data points an evaluator has, the higher the confidence level in their recommendations. Who needs to be evaluated should also be taken into consideration: one party, both, and/or the children? Also, even if the court does not order an evaluation, a party still may be able to help their case with their own evaluation.