Child Custody Evaluation Discussion Continues

An interesting comment was posted by John H. Helmers, Jr. in response to the post Evaluators in Child-Custody Cases Scrutinized:

Thanks for this important link. I think that it is important for us all to rethink the way that custody evaluations are used.

An interesting comment was posted by John H. Helmers, Jr. in response to the post Evaluators in Child-Custody Cases Scrutinized:

Thanks for this important link. I think that it is important for us all to rethink the way that custody evaluations are used. While the field of psychology may yield some information regarding a mental health diagnosis, and perhaps parenting ability, it is not a substitute for the Court’s decision based on the legal standard of best interests. Additionally, the evaluators are not trained in the rules of evidence or civil procedure which provide necessary and important safeguards in the process.

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