Helping Children Transition as Their Family Dynamics Change
Child Custody Evaluations address issues of custody and parenting time, and a formal report to the court. Child Custody Evaluations are completed by a master’s level mental health professional or higher and include between 25 to 35 hours of work. From start to finish Child Custody Evaluations will be completed in eight weeks. Child Custody Evaluations include at least two meetings with the parents, at least four meetings with child(ren) who have reached verbal age, at least one home observation in each parents home, personal and collateral contacts, and a report to the Court. TLP will do out of state cases at an additional cost based on the distance to be traveled. Child Custody Evaluations include a final meeting where the Custody Evaluators recommendations are explained to the parties.
Limited Custody Evaluations address specific issues as outlined by court order, and includes between 10-15 hours of work. From start to finish Limited Custody Evaluations will be completed within six weeks. Limited custody evaluations will include at least one meeting with each parent, at least two meetings with the child(ren) who are of verbal age, possible home observation in each home depending on the issue to be addressed, contact with professional collateral contacts, and a report to the Court.