Have you discussed your case with an experienced family law attorney? You really should. Many attorneys offer free consultations. One way to locate a family law attorney in your area is to use the Find a Lawyer tab on this site. Your situation sounds pretty complicated. I believe you can benefit from consulting with an attorney. who can evaluate your case and help you with requesting the psychiatric evaluation.
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Generally there are two kinds of evaluations that can be requested in a custody case. You can request that their be a custody evaluation which would involve an evaluation of you and your spouse and possibly meetings with the children depending on their ages. At the end of a custody evaluation the evaluator will issue a report and state their recommendation for a custody schedule. You can also ask the Court to Order an individual medial examination of your spouse if you believe their to be significant mental health issues. In each case, a motion needs to be presented to the Court to make the request. You should consult with an attorney to see how to go about making such a request.
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