In a custody battle, a family law court can order that a therapist to evaluate both parents, the children, and the parents living environment to determine the best interests of the minor children and recommend the a parenting arrangement. The 730 Evaluation is a study of the family with the intent of restructuring parental rights and responsibilities concerning their children. This evaluation can be requested by the parents, or ordered by a judge when parties cannot decide on the best custody arrangements for the children involved. The court will order that one or both parents pay for the 730 evaluation. The cost of the evaluation can vary depending on the factors involved and what the therapist will decide. If the court orders one parent to pay for the evaluation, it is likely that the court will reserve jurisdiction to reallocate the cost to both parents at a later date.
If you need a divorce attorney in the Orange County area to discuss a divorce issue such as a 730 evaluation or any other matter relating to a dissolution of marriage including child support, custody, spousal support and property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.
Please note that the contents of this blog are advisory only. Facts and circumstances may alter the division of a retirement account. Please contact a family law attorney in Orange County to discuss your case in detail.