Model Order Appointing a Custody Evaluator Cover Download Resource

Model Order Appointing a Custody Evaluator

By Sarah Smith, JD, NCJFCJ; Darren Mitchell, Consultant, NCJFCJ, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Published: June 1, 2016
Resource Type: Publications from RCDV:CPC & NCJFCJ

This model order is a tool designed to assist judges in drafting orders for the appointment of custody evaluators, particularly in cases where domestic violence is an issue. The order and companion commentary guide a judge through considerations in key elements of an appointment order. Electronic copies of the order are available for easy modification to comply with local rules and practice.


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