Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to consult outside experts to evaluate and aid in determining equitable child custody, parenting time (visitation) or child support. Our law firm has experience using psychological experts in child custody matters.
We counsel clients on the options and potential benefits of using outside experts as well as the time and possible costs involved:
Generally, these types of experts are necessary for highly disputed child custody matters, but they can also be beneficial for parents who simply disagree over how to divide parenting responsibilities. Our Phoenix child custody attorneys will review your situation and provide practical advice on whether involving an outside expert would be beneficial for your case.
Custody evaluations are performed by outside psychological experts who may interview parents, relatives and other important figures in the child’s life such as teachers or close family friends. Custody evaluations are useful in parenting conflicts involving parental unfitness or relocation disputes.
Custody evaluations can be expensive in high-conflict cases. A more affordable option is a Parenting Conference, which is a more limited parental interview process that can provide the court with a recommendation as to parenting issues.
At Lasiter & Jackson, we provide knowledgeable representation to handle the delicate issues of divorce, child custody, parenting time and child support, among other family law matters. We are committed to providing qualified case assessments at a reasonable cost.
Contact our law firm in Phoenix to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.