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By Mark L. Goldstein

This authoritative reference brings jointly best specialists for up to date concept, findings, and instructions at the center points of kid custody reviews. members supply steps for collecting extra exact kinfolk info via domestic observations, interviews, and collateral details. Chapters learn mental review instruments normal in reviews, together with measures in relation to parenting talents, psychological disease, household violence, and substance abuse, and examine more and more salient matters akin to relocation and households in remedy. The part on case reviews indicates top practices utilized in real-life custody events, and a bankruptcy authored by way of a relations court docket pass judgement on bargains rarely-seen point of view from the bench.

Featured within the Handbook:

· A survey of moral issues.
· gazing and interviewing young children, children, and adults.
· mental evaluation and character testing.
· a close assessment of the Bricklin scales.
· really expert matters, together with parental alienation, attachment, cults, and more.
· Illustrative case experiences and mental reports.

Mental health and wellbeing execs who behavior baby custody reviews, together with psychiatrists, medical psychologists scientific social staff, kinfolk and marriage counselors, and authorized medical specialist counselors, will have fun with the Handbook of kid Custody. relations legislation lawyers also will locate the guide important in supporting them in baby custody litigation. Its thorough insurance will reduction evaluators in making innovations which are specialist, moral, and neutral, and relatives legal professionals in knowing the evaluate method and getting ready for specialist testimony.

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Adoption? Surrogacy? If pregnancy, planned or unplanned? Children out of wedlock? If children through adoption, how did the adoption occur and at what age of the child? If open adoption, what relationship exists with the biological parents? How/when were the children informed about the adoption? If children have yet to be informed, how do the parents intend to inform them and in what way? If children by surrogacy, explain circumstances. If same-sex marriage, or if one parent has decided to live as a homosexual, consider the parent(s) acceptance of their own sexual preferences.

Emphasis is increasingly on settlement, as research continues to indicate that litigated divorces can have long-range damaging effects on parents, children, and the family’s financial resources. If a custody case is litigated, the court has an obligation to address the parenting attributes, the psychological needs of the child, and the resulting fit between those factors. The court will make a determination for decision making (custody), caretaking, and access (residential considerations and parenting time).

However, if the case goes to trial, the evaluator must be ready to testify and able to defend their position with knowledge, training, and expertise. An uncomfortable situation arises for the judge when a “hired-gun” evaluator, paid for by one of the parties, has better credentials, better knowledge of the latest case law, more awareness of standards proposed by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) or other similar groups, and provides a better written report than the court-appointed expert.

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