In the course of an investigation,

a Custody Evaluator will interview both parents,

observe the child(ren) with each of the parents,

have "age-appropriate" interviews with the child(ren),

​and interview other significant people in the child(ren)'s lives.

It may be helpful to visit the child(ren)'s home 

or any place where they may be living.

Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator (NCCE)

Children do not "BELONG" to anyone

there is NOTHING more unexplainable or unacceptable

than to watch people who no longer want to be "together"

make being "separate" a part of the child's past, present or future.

NEVER QUESTION FOR A SINGLE MOMENT

WHOSE "SIDE" OR WHOSE "INTEREST" 

IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OR PRIORITY

In the interest of objectivity, it is recommended that each party pay one-half the costs of the evaluation.

​to avoid the appearance that the Evaluator may be biased toward the person paying the fee. 

Custody Evaluations are most often utilized in highly contested Custody Disputes.

OK

Now you have the "official" version of

Child Custody Evaluation.

Now, let me give you

Out of the Tangled Web and Mia Johnson"s "version"

A Custody Evaluation contains a summary of the information collected,

an assessment of the family and the needs of the child(ren).

It will usually include a recommendation for the legal, physical custody and the custody/visitation agreement.

A Custody Evaluator is a Mental Health Professional 

who makes a written recommendation to the Court

as to what Custody-Visitation arrangements

would be in the best interest of the children involved.

CONFIDENTIALITY  and DUTY TO DISCLOSE POLICY

Mia Johnson and any affiliate of 

OUT OF THE TANGLED WEB

have a duty to disclose any information to the proper agencies and/or authorities

ANY information that falls under the following criteria:  

In a perfect world, 

a "Custody Evaluation" would make everyone happy.

There is no such thing as a "perfect" world.

The very fact that a Custody Evaluation Study is needed

means people don't agree what is in the 

"best interest of the child(ren)." 

The foundation of

OUT OF THE TANGLED WEB 

is

RESPECT & COOPERATION