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Child and Family Investigator

Child and Family Investigator

A Child and Family Investigator (CFI) may be appointed by the court to give a recommendation based from interviews of the children, family, and other pertinent parties within the case. The role of CFI is limited, appointed to write a report and give a recommendation on a specific issue.  Issues that a CFI will review can vary, but usually focus on a child’s preference on what parent to live with and/or the parenting capabilities of an individual(s).

When there are mental health issues or other serious issues at hand, more than a CFI may be needed. A Parental Responsibilities Evaluator (PRE) performs some of the basic tasks of a CFI, but also uses formal psychological assessment to evaluate the parties.

We have extensive experience in working with court-appointed Child and Family Investigators and Parental Responsibilities Evaluators. Two of the attorneys in our office are trained as Child and Family Investigators themselves, and are well-accustomed to this side of the legal process.