Child Custody Evaluation

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Prepare for your evaluation and know what you can do
if you don't agree with the results.

Since the family courts rely so heavily on evaluation results you must make sure you have made the best impression on the evaluator that you can.

You win a child custody battle by taking it one step at a time, one day at a time, and one challenge at a time.

This includes preparing for your home study, 730 evaluation or whatever they call it in our jurisdiction.

There are problems you will encounter if your not properly prepared. Seeing a variety of completed evaluations will help you understand what the evaluators are looking for during a home study.

If you are prepared for your evaluation and you still get results that will harm your child custody case, you can challenge the report in part or in whole.

  • How to challenge an Evaluator's experience or bias.
  • How to challenge the Evaluation procedures.
  • How to have Statements in the evaluation removed for cause.
  • How to get an Evaluations discredited and a new evaluation ordered.

A great deal of effort has been made to standardize the evaluation.

There are four basic parts to an Evaluation. They are:

  • Written or Verbal Testing
  • Interview with both parents together
  • Interview with each parent
  • The child(ren) Interviewed with each parent

Testing results should only be part of the picture of a person. The danger is that some evaluator's over interpret the data, rather use personal interviews and consistency of all data to formulate a useable prediction of the parent and his or her ability to meet the needs of the child(ren).

The library and bookstore that will explain psychological testing methods and how they work. Reading any of them help put you in the proper frame of mind and give you an insight.

These important attitudes, concepts and questions can't be addressed lightly. Your case is more complicated than the "one-answer-fits-all" formula.


The most common test is the MM PI. (Minnesota Multiple Personality Inventory), the Million, Parental Stress test, Parent/child sentence completion test, and several others. The MM PI-II has the most weight.

Interview with both parents:

A relationship history and observation of any conflict between the two of you is established.

Interview with you and the child(ren):

Passive observations from a distance and direct questions of the parent and child(ren) are the basis for this part of the evaluation.

Interview with each parent:

This gives the evaluator and the parent an opportunity to ask and answer specific areas and questions of concern.

If you are dealing with issues such as:

  • Other Parent Is A Chameleon
  • There Are Horrible Things The Evaluator Needs To Know
  • Fighting Influence & Money
  • They Have Accused Me Of Everything
  • Huge Discrepancies In Parenting Ability
  • PAS, Malicious Parent or Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  • They Lie About Everything
  • Lying to custody evaluator is very dangerous

The 'Win"' book shows you how to document the truth and present it to the evaluator.

Win Your Child Custody War will help you:

  • Gain and maintain the proper mind-set.
  • Ease the stress for your children.
  • Prepare yourself.
  • Separate issues and non-issues.
  • Furnish documentation.
  • Present information that may not offer in any other venue.
  • Identify your concerns about the other parent.
  • Answer questions from the professional.
  • Respond to insulting or untrue information from opposition.
  • Understand which information you can have suppressed in court.
  • Know when and how to complain about an unfair evaluation.
  • Eradicate problems the evaluation says you have.

Turn a bad evaluation into a good one.

Eliminate lies and hearsay presented by the other side.

The Win Your Child Custody War contains examples of:
Home Studies, Evaluations, Psychological Reports and explains in detail how to Challenge these Documents.

The Win Your Child Custody War is the information and the power you need.

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