Recent changes to Chapter 107 of the Texas Family Code have the potential to make Texas a leader on child custody evaluations. The primary change includes replacing the term “social study” with “Child Custody Evaluation,” which has been a part of Family Code since 2007. Ryan Kirkham shares insights on these changes and what they mean for Texas Family Law.
“The new law will provide lawyers, judges and mental health professionals throughout the state with a more clear, uniform picture of what’s expected. In an innovative nuance, the law requires observations and interviews of all children who are full-time residents of a household be evaluated (not just those before the court).”