Child Custody Evaluations: Do’s and Don’ts for Parents

July 20, 2016. Information Provided by: divorcenet.com

If you’re in the midst of a child custody battle, you may be dealing with a custody evaluation as part of the court process. As you proceed through the evaluation, there are some important dos and don’ts to remember:

Do:

  • Acknowledge both your strengths and your weaknesses as a parent.
  • Be truthful in answering questions about your history and current situation.
  • Keep your focus on your children’s well-being and what’s best for them.
  • Follow up promptly and thoroughly if you’re asked to provide paperwork or information.

Don’t:

  • Say negative things about your spouse.
  • Coach your kids about what to say or do.
  • Be late or miss appointments with the evaluator.
  • Disobey custody orders that are in place while the evaluation is pending.

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