Section 30 Evaluations/ S30 Custody & Access Assessments
Ilana Tamari, Section 30 Toronto and Custody Evaluator Toronto may be appointed by the courts or may be designated by a consent order to carry out a custody and access assessment and make recommendations to be submitted to the court or to the parents. As a Section 30 Evaluator, Ilana Tamari gathers information through interviews with parents, partners, children, professionals, friends and family members. Ilana Tamari also conducts observational visits between the parents and their children. Psychological and personality testing may be required, but is considered on a case by case basis. Ilana Tamari compiles and gathers all the above-noted information and submits her clinical impressions and professional recommendations for the consideration of the court.
The Section 30 Evaluation is a complex and comprehensive process, and a report may need to be produced if the parents or the courts have requested it. Typically the assessment spans three to four months in duration and takes 40 to 50 hours to complete. Ilana strives to attempt to settle the custody and access dispute so as to enable the parents to move forward in a positive manner and help alleviate much of the conflict and stress that has ensued. Ilana’s ultimate goal is to oversee and ensure that the recommendations are in the best interests of a developing child/ren.