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Parenting Evaluations

How to Handle a Parenting Evaluation


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How to Handle a Parenting Evaluation

Posted by attorney Alan Funk

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Alan Scott Funk

Family Law Attorney

  • Seattle, WA




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11 March

How to Handle a Parenting Evaluation

How to Handle a Parenting Evaluation

Appointing and Retaining the evaluator
Evaluators are usually appointed by the court at an initial hearing. Once contacted, most evaluators will send a questionnaire, request a a fee deposit, and require a contract. PROMPTLY RESPOND. The evaluator may negatively view an inability to handle these simple tasks. Work with your attorney, complete the forms, and pay the deposit. Your attorney will probably want to send the documents filed in the case, and may also want to send a letter letting the evaluator know your position. DO NOT act without coordinating with your attorney.
Keep it Simple
When completing the forms, avoid angry or accusatory answers-just state the facts. Keep your answers short. You should make each of your major points only once and reserve the minor points and the long explanations until later.

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Wechsler Becker, LLP

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12 November

WBLLP Welcomes Rachel Culver to the team

Wechsler Becker, LLP welcomes Rachel Culver to the team.

Rachel Culver is the newest member to join the Wechsler Becker team, serving as associate to Michael Louden, Ruth Edlund and Alan Funk. Despite being newly admitted to practice, Rachel has worked with family law clients in a variety of capacities since 2010, and brings a diverse set of legal experiences to the firm. Prior to joining Wechsler Becker, Rachel worked for the King County Department of Public Defense, SCRAP Division, representing clients in dependency cases and clerked for the Honorable Judge Sean O’Donnell in King County Superior Court. During law school she represented clients with the Incarcerated Parents Clinic at Seattle University, which was named one of the Most Innovative Clinics by the National Jurist.

Rachel works hard to advocate practical and workable legal solutions in every case, while simultaneously giving the utmost attention and respect to the feelings and emotions that drive her clients. She views every case as a privilege and opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and in the lives of the families in her community.

Outside of the legal realm, Rachel plays competitive indoor soccer, enjoys spending time with friends and is involved with retired greyhound adoption.

Rachel Culver
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Alan Funk gets press with the King County Bar Association