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1. Do I need to first make the arrangements with the evaluator?
No. One files the motion/pleading requesting the evaluation, and then the Court can order it. If so, it would go to an evaluator - likely the one already familiar with the case.
2. Is it a conflict to use the same evaluator that did my vocational?
Not at all.
3. Is there a way to ask that he pays for the evaluation upfront himself since I can't afford it at all?
You can ask, but it would be up to the Judge. This can be included in the motion. Normally the parties split the fee, however, the Judge can change that standard if there are mitigating factors.
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