Child Custody Evaluators Entitled to Quasi-judicial Immunity, Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals June 17, 2016

FEINBERG V. KEETON

2014-CA-001656-MR

TO BE PUBLISHED

CARTER

http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2014-CA-001656.pdf

Mother sued custodial evaluator for providing a false diagnosis regarding “parental alienation.” Trial court did not dismiss case after custodial evaluator made a claim of quasi-judicial immunity. The Court of Appeals holds that a custodial evaluator is entitled to quasi-judicial immunity and instructs the trial court to dismiss the complaint. The Court of Appeals affirms prior precedent stating “custody evaluators are entitled to quasi-judicial immunity as a means to protect the integrity of the judicial process.”

Digested by Elizabeth M. Howell