What is a 730 Evaluation?, you may be asking yourself. In simple terms a 730 Evaluation is a psychological test. The psychological test is administered by a qualified psychologist that will score and interpret the test results.
The 730 evaluation will involve numerous interviews as well as psychological analysis. Question and answer sessions are conducted with all grown-ups who are involved with the children, this will include parents, grandparents, stepparents and occasionally other family members; moreover, it can include friends, teachers who have meaningful parts in the children’s life.
During a divorce, child custody must be determined by the court. At a custody hearing many different issues must be considered before deciding which parent will have custody and how much custody. For instance, there is joint custody and physical custody that can be divided evenly or according to what the judge finds is best for the child. Additionally, the custody determined will effect how much child support the opposing party will need to pay monthly.
A 730 evaluation is used under the California evidence code. The court may request that a 730 evaluation be conducted if certain evidence would be crucial to the case. In addition, either party may request that a 730 evaluation be used to gather evidence or witness testimony. The costs incurred by a 730 evaluation in a case matter will be determined by the court. The court will decide what the compensation will be and who will be compensated.
If you are looking to file for divorce you may want to contact a Family Law Attorney in your surrounding area. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to speak with an attorney at Yanez & Associates please contact the firm at 714-971-8000.