CUSTODY BATTLE MYTH #6: “The custody evaluation process is designed to protect children and is implemented by professionals acting on the children’s behalf.”
This is one of eight myths voiced by parents David & Laura Sherwood to rationalize their custody battle in #TalktoStrangersFilm, reflecting their misguided belief that they and the court system can protect their children.
Contrary to the assertion by David (02:35), the custody evaluation process is NOT designed to protect children. It is designed to gather information for the court. In the process, it intrudes upon children’s lives, invades their privacy and increases their anxiety.