There is no validity whatsoever to the conclusions and recommendations reached by child custody evaluations. None. Zero.
Different custody evaluators can reach entirely different conclusions and recommendations based on the same data (no inter-rater reliability), there is no definition as to what constitutes the “best interests” of the child, and child custody evaluators are free to apply, misapply, or not apply any, some, or none of the constructs and principles of professional psychology.
The conclusions and recommendations offered by child custody evaluations are no more valid than a monkey throwing darts at a dartboard.
Disagree? Provide me with one citation that demonstrates that the conclusions and recommendations reached by child custody evaluations are any more valid than a monkey throwing darts at a dartboard. <crickets>
The conclusions and recommendations of child custody evaluations are simply made up out of thin air. Child custody evaluators spend lots and lots of time…
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