The court will help if not appoint the individual to perform the evaluation.
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The court should have a list of referrals. You can also do an internet search and review resumes. Interview them and see how often they are in court, etc. Also, ask a local family law attorney.
Try retaining a family law attorney if you are dealing with a difficult father. If you can't afford a fully retained attorney, see if an attorney will handle the case on a limited scope basis for some help with dealing this father.
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Courts generally have a panel of experts they use. Contact the court first. You may want to consult with local counsel as they may know an expert more suited to your situation.
The clerk in the department where the matter is assigned. See who your judge likes and trusts to make good sound recommendations. The clerks are a great source of info. Go there late in the afternoon when they aren't too busy - after 3 pm.
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