What's involved in a Parenting or Custody evaluation?
A Parenting or Custody evaluation typically involves a number of things, including personal interviews with the parents by trained evaluators, psychological testing of the parents, and interviews with "collateral contacts" such as teachers, neighbors, and friends. One or more "parent-child play sessions" may also be conducted, where the parent and child are observed interacting. Evaluations may also include drug and alcohol scrrenings or tests.
The following documents contain specific information on custody evaluation methods: