A custody study is a way for a neutral evaluator to meet with the entire family and other contacts and professionals to do an investigation into what would be in the children’s best interest in a parenting plan. For instance, an evaluator could be a psychologist or a licensed social worker. That psychologist is an expert, and that expert would meet with each parent, meet with the children, talk to teachers and other professions, friends, family, and make a recommendation about which parent should have custody and what the parenting plan would be for the children.
Laura Schantz is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in Beaverton, Oregon. To learn more about Laura Schantz and her firm, Schantz Law P.C., visit www.oregondivorceattorney.com.