Thursday, November 22, 2007

Child custody evaluations

NPR All Things Considered (afternoon radio news) had a segment (audio here) on how child custody evaluations are bogus, and ought to be abolished.

The host finished with
In other words, perhaps the best thing that parents can do is: Skip the child custody evaluation, sit down, and figure it out themselves.
No, that is not really the lesson here. The child custody evaluations are ordered by the court; parents almost never submit to them voluntarily. What we need is for the courts to stop ordering them.

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