Child And Family Investigators Ready To Help With Difficult Custody Questions
When you and your co-parent are unable to reach a resolution regarding parenting time or decision-making, you may require a neutral third party to meet the members of your family, review relevant evidence, and use their expertise to make recommendations to the court. This neutral investigator is known as a Child and Family Investigator (CFI).
A CFI is appointed by the court either at the request of one or both parents, or upon the court’s own determination, and produces a written report that the parties receive. This report may assist the parties in reaching a settlement, and it will also be used by the court at a hearing if a settlement is not possible.
CFIs are usually attorneys or mental health professionals who are specifically trained in family law matters and child development. They are independent neutral third parties, so they do not represent either parent. CFIs also do not represent your child(ren). A Child and Family Investigator is strictly tasked with investigating and making recommendations regarding what arrangements they believe are in the best interests of your child(ren).
Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC attorneys Erika Gebhardt, Meagan Moodie and Heather Landauer are trained Child and Family Investigators. Paralegal Jennifer Miles is also a trained Child and Family Investigator. Our knowledgeable family law attorneys can either be appointed as a CFI in cases where they do not represent one of the parties or, if you are a client of GEM Family Law, you have the benefit of their training and experience to provide insight into your case.
Want To Learn More About CFIs?
Each of our attorneys has experience working with CFIs and will help guide you through the often-nerve-wracking process. Our attorneys will help you decide if a CFI may be required in your case. Call us today at 720-443-4892 or send us an email to find a time for your free consultation.