Cary has conducted numerous court appointed Child Custody Evaluations, Family Needs Assessments, and Screenings for family courts throughout Southwest Idaho.  Cary brings a child-centered, respectful and detail-oriented approach to all of her work with family courts.


The goals of Family Needs Assessments are to protect the best interests of the children; to promote dispute resolution through agreement rather than litigation; and to present the Court with a written report (when dispute resolution is not possible) to assist the Court in making custody decisions and parenting time arrangements that are in the children’s best interest.


If appointed by the Court to complete a comprehensive assessment Cary will collect information, provide professional insight and will make recommendations related to parenting time division and other relevant matters to the Court.


In conducting the assessment, consideration is given to Idaho Statute 32-717, that relies on “Best Interests of the Child” standard that considers all relevant factors which may include:











Cary conducts all of her assessments within the guidelines of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation.


Please call Cary at 208-965-9990 to discuss availability, and fees associated with the assessment/evaluation process.








  • The wishes of the child’s parents as to his or her custody
  • The wishes of the child as to his or her custodian
  •  The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his or her parents
    and his or her siblings
  • The character and circumstances of all individuals involved
  • The need to promote continuity and stability in the life of the child
  • Domestic violence and whether or not in the presence of the child

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1191 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Suite 100 | Eagle, Idaho 83616