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Child Custody Evaluation Hickory NC

If there is any such thing as a common theme that runs through the child custody evaluation process, it would be the theme of documentation. But when it comes to documentation many people in Hickory simply don't have any idea of what to keep a record of.

William Jennings
(828) 322-5577
P.O. Box 2284
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Real Estate
State Licensing
North Carolina

Anna N. Westmoreland Esquire
(704) 367-4097
447 S SHARON AMITY RD STE 240
CHARLOTTE, NC
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Employment, Wrongful Termination
Education
New England School of Law,University of North Carolina, Charlotte
State Licensing
North Carolina

Helen M. Oliver
(919) 787-4040
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., Suite 360
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Divorce
State Licensing
North Carolina

Donald R. Dickerson
(919) 241-5178
106 N CHURTON ST
HILLSBOROUGH, NC
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Child Custody, DUI, Divorce, Family
Education
University of North Carolina School of Law,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
State Licensing
North Carolina

James Robinson Gilreath Jr.
(252) 480-1414
P. O. BOX 1087 119 W WOOD HILL DR STE 3
NAGS HEAD, NC
 
Alicia Jurney Whitlock
P. O. Box 26268
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Libel, Divorce, Alimony, Child Custody, Domestic Violence
Education
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law,Wake Forest University,Beijing Institute of
State Licensing
North Carolina

Steven Troy Harris
(919) 942-8002
1829 E FRANKLIN ST STE 1100D
CHAPEL HILL, NC
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, Domestic Violence
Education
North Carolina Central University School of Law,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
State Licensing
North Carolina

William H. Heafner
(336) 625-5555
127 WORTH ST
ASHEBORO, NC
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption
State Licensing
North Carolina

Linda B. Sayed
(910) 763-2727
310 N FRONT ST STE 200
WILMINGTON, NC
Specialties
Divorce, Family, Prenuptials, Child Abuse, Adoption, Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence
Education
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law,University of North Carolina, Wilmington,Un
State Licensing
North Carolina

Nicholas S. Ackerman
(336) 402-3131
425 Spring Garden Street, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Family
State Licensing
North Carolina

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Child Custody Evaluation – What Documentation do I Need to do in Preparation for my Meeting?

Author: E Brooks

If there is any such thing as a common theme that runs through the child custody evaluation process, it would be the theme of documentation. But when it comes to documentation many people simply don’t have any idea of what to keep a record of. To simplify this process and help you understand what will be valuable to you let’s look at why you need to document.

The whole point of documentation for an evaluator is to show that you are backing up the claims you have made about your case. The reason you need to back up your case is because you and the other parent cannot come to an agreement on virtually anything. If you could agree then you would have been done by the end of mediation. If this wasn’t important to you then you would have caved in by now and been done with this long ago.

It is those differences that you do not agree on that you want to document. When the other parent is pointing out things that you don’t believe matter, make a note of it. Why? Because when you begin talking about substantive issues you will want to show the issues that they were focused on. If the child’s safety is a true issue and the other parent down plays the issue, it is easy to show if you have documented. If the other parent has lied and told several versions of a story to cover their tracks, you will want to have that handy.

Lies are of special interest because if you can prove a lie, then you can show they are not to be trusted. If they would lie over one issue, then what would keep them from lying about another? Lies deserve special attention from you. If you know there is a lie being told, then challenge the lie in writing (email works great for this). Get them to cover their lie by telling another that you can disprove. DO NOT give them a way to get out of it by telling them what they are missing. Simply have them clarify and solidify their lie. Wait to disprove it until you meet with the evaluator.

Provide your documentation to the other parent before you go or you will not be able to use it. This is called discovery. But once the documentation has been completed, served, and delivered to the evaluator, you can make your case. The wonderful thing is that the lying parent will be forced to come up with another story or try to downplay the incident. They won’t be able to play offense but will be playing defense instead.

As long as you stick to the issues, don’t embellish or exaggerate the truth and steer away from the drama, you should now be in good shape for the evaluators report.

About the Author:

Ed Brooks knows firsthand how painful a High Conflict Child Custody battle can be. Ed has created a site where parents can get advice on how to handle all aspects of a high conflict Child Custody battle. If you want to learn more about handling Child Custody Evaluation issues you can find it here.

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