Social investigations are ordered in cases where the parties are unable to agree on a parenting plan. The term social investigation is sometimes replaced by parenting plan evaluation. The purpose of a social investigation or parenting plan evaluation is to allow an objective, unbiased third party to assess the family’s unique situation, interview all relevant parties and to make recommendations regarding the parenting plan that are in the best interest of the child or children. Those recommendations should include strategies that will allow the parenting plan to remain effective for years to come, to minimize the potential for conflict or future litigation. That is why using a professional with an understanding of child development is imperative. Ashlea Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker with over fifteen years experience working with children and families. To learn more about how Ashlea can positively impact your case or your client’s case, contact her office at (352) 638-6639 or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.