During a home evaluation, the court is looking for a full picture of the home environment that the child is, or could be, living in.
The evaluator will check for potential hazards, such as loose electrical wiring, lack of window guards on upper floors, open electrical sockets, and the general level of cleanliness of the house.
They’ll also look for basic things like whether the refrigerator and pantry are stocked with food, whether the child has appropriate, clean bedding, and similar items.
In most cases, the home evaluation shouldn’t be a source of significant stress for you, but obviously anything that can make a difference in a custody dispute can feel huge.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we can help you be prepared for home evaluations and other events in a custody matter, and make sure you present the best possible image to those who will ultimately decide.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens child custody attorney.