Vocational Evaluation FAQs
What are some instances when a vocational evaluation may be required?
One party has had a long career break or has never been employed outside of the home.
A spouse has either experienced a job loss, is working part-time , or has had decreased revenue from their business.
A person is employed but may not be earning to their potential.
The divorce process was completed years ago, but now one party has had a change of circumstance with regards to employment.
What can I expect if I am going through an evaluation?
You will have 2-3 interviews with the expert.
In the first interview
The expert will explain the law and the process.
You will have a chance to explain your educational and professional history. You will also have the opportunity to share any concerns about your health or other limitations.
The expert will review a list of documents she may need from you to complete the evaluation including your resume/CV and past earnings history.
In certain cases, you may be asked to complete a vocational inventory which will guide a conversation about possible career paths.
In the 2nd interview
The expert will review all the information received to ensure accuracy.
Discuss the results of the vocational inventories.
Explore career possibilities and education options.
Ask follow up questions to obtain all information to complete the report.
In the 3rd interview
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