Comprehensive Family Evaluations

This process is formerly known as the Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (CCE).  This appointment is useful when parental conflict is high; serious allegations of parental fitness due to substance abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence and/or alienation appear; the child presents with a serious medical, behavioral, or developmental issue; or a parent is requesting to relocate. These evaluations are likely to involve broader and more in-depth assessment than is required in the Focused Assessment (FA). As a result, it is likely to be more time consuming and expensive. Psychological testing is usually administered as part of the comprehensive evaluation. The court would typically expect legal decision-making and parenting time recommendations from the evaluator.