New Jersey Divorce and Psychological Issues Affecting Child Custody. Often, one party alleges that the other party has a history of psychological problems that should prohibit parenting time or affect child custody. Sometimes these allegations are baseless and are being used for leverage in a child custody dispute, other times, they have merit and must be evaluated. If a person does have a serious history of psychological problems that have a history of treatment by a psychologist or psychiatrist or a rehabilitation facility, that information is pertinent to a child custody dispute. Documentation of the history may be necessary in order to have an assessment done by a trained professional so that the court may have the necessary report to render an opinion on the matter. Generally, a best interest analysis and a risk assessment is done to determine what type of custody arrangement may be in the best interest of the child. And, a risk assessment is done to determine if the party alleged to have a psychological history is a risk to the child. If it is determined that the party is a risk, then supervised visitation is generally ordered until that party goes through treatment and another evaluation that judges them not to be a risk to the child. If you have child custody issues regarding the psychological history of a parent, call us for a free consultation at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119. Our experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer and New Jersey divorce attorney can help you with your matter. We file motions for a change of custody and if necessary will litigate ordered plenary hearings with a custody expert giving testimony. At Green & Associates, our NJ divorce lawyer and NJ divorce attorney offers flat fees for certain divorce services and night appointments in consideration of your work schedule. We have for many years worked with experts on many cases regarding child custody matters and best interest analysis and risk assessments. Let us help you with your child custody issue today!
Jul 8, 2016 @ 10:28 AM — by Michael Green