Parenting Plan Evaluations – S30
Ilana Tamari, as a Parenting Plan Evaluator (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 Parenting Plan Evaluation (formerly known as 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 under the Children’s Law Reform Act https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90c12.
Section 30 Evaluation or Parenting Plan 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 45 to 60 hours to complete but this can vary from case to case and can average 4 months in duration.
Ilana Tamari 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.
Procedures and Protocols needed Prior to Commencing a Section 30 Parenting Plan Evaluation – formerly known as Custody and Access Assessment (Section 30 Evaluation Toronto.)
The following are the steps that need to take place in regard to commencing a parenting plan evaluation (custody and access assessment):
1. Each party along with their counsel should complete and sign the Custody and Access Contract.
2. In addition, counsel should provide their respective clients with an ILA certificate.
4. Ilana will then request a three-way conference call with counsel, to delineate what documents if any they wish to provide to her as well as a quick overview of the issues at hand.
5. Lastly, Ilana would ask for the retainer to be provided as discussed in the conference call with counsel.
Should all documents and retainers be provided prior to Ilana’s meeting with the parties then she will be pleased to set up an appointment to meet with them together (if appropriate) or separately for the initial meeting as soon as possible.
The initial meeting with the parties will serve to include an overview of the process and to obtain brief historical information and sign a Release of information documents.