When a family separates there are emotions that cannot be avoided. If you are able to speak openly and often with your ex-spouse then the option may be available to you. There is a custody evaluation that you may have to deal with if the courts require it. A custody evaluation looks at several aspects of a parent such as how much the child likes the parent. If you are facing an uphill child custody battle with your ex-spouse, contact a Salt Lake City child custody attorney Emy A. Cordano at Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. She has experience in working with parents at any level of the custody battle. Whether it is the beginning, middle, or end, she will ensure that not only is your child protected, but you are protected too.