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The court may appoint a Custody Evaluator or investigator to make recommendations regarding custody and parenting time. The evaluator's recommendations are based on several statutory Best Interest Factors. The custody evaluator's recommendations are then considered by the court at trial.
Cost and Fees: The costs of custody evaluations varies, but custody evaluation is typically more costly than Mediation or Early Neutral Evaluations.
Timeliness: Custody evaluations often take several months to complete.