Why Are Evaluations Necessary In Custody Cases?

In proceedings regarding custody, partial custody or visitation, family law courts may order any involved party, including the child(ren) or either or both parents, to submit to and fully participate in an evaluation by an appropriate expert or experts. If you or your child has been ordered to participate in an evaluation, or if you wish to for your spouse or parent of your child to submit to an evaluation, we can help.

At the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC our attorney team has a combined 65 years of legal experience. We have handled hundreds of family law cases involving child custody evaluations, and can provide experienced legal help.

For knowledgeable, experienced legal help regarding child custody evaluations, contact Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC at 717-827-4074.

Child custody evaluations are most often conducted by a range of court-appointed experts in response to a variety of concerns in relation to children's best interest, including:

  • Children's special needs
  • Children's medical care
  • Children's development
  • Allergies
  • Parental smoking
  • Parents' issues with crime, drug abuse and alcohol abuse
  • Domestic violence

Evaluations can consider issues ranging from paternity to drug use, parental skills and parents' abilities and histories regarding meeting children's needs. DNA testing and drug testing, as well as psychological and physical evaluations can be used to determine children's best interests. We can provide experienced legal help at all steps of the child custody evaluation process. For more information, contact our office for a no-charge discussion of your questions and concerns.

Consult With An Experienced Child Custody Attorney

If you have questions regarding family law, modification and enforcement law, contact the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We accept credit cards, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact a lawyer, call 717-827-4074.