The AFCC has recently provided their Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Cases. The 2022 Guidelines were prepared by the AFCC Task Force for the “Revisions of the
Model Standards for the Practice of Child Custody Evaluation.”
AFCC developed and adopted these Guidelines to “promote competent practice of parenting evaluations in the family court setting, provide information to those who use parenting evaluations, and increase public confidence in parenting evaluations.”
Note that although the AFCC encourages members to conform their practices to these Guidelines, there’s no enforcement mechanism for membership in this leading organization.
The AFCC also provides Guidelines for Parental Coordinators. Although Illinois rejected a parenting coordinator statute in 2022 anticipate this law being re-introduced in 2024.
The AAML has a webinar on the 2022 Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations. Click here to register for that program on demand.