Custody and Access Assessments

A Custody and Access assessment is usually (though not always) ordered by the court to help determine issues surrounding custody, parenting, schedule, and other issues in the family that are in contention pertaining to the separation/divorce.

The assessment is an in depth look into the history, dynamics, and problems in a particular family. The assessor takes into account professional and personal testimonies, family history, children's wishes and psychological needs, and above all, what facts that are most important for the ongoing mental and physical health of the children. The assessor then makes recommendations that can be taken into account in a settlement, or presented to the court for a judge's consideration.