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Fathers often enter the evaluation process with a negative view. They know that it is difficult for fathers to get custody, but the evaluation is not the place to state this view. This negative view is often the only lasting view the evaluator ends up with, and the recommendations reflect this. Go in with a gender neutral attitude. It is two parents who are going to relate to their child and their child's needs. This attitude will allow the evaluator to view you as a parent, not a gender, and that is what you are.