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The Roles of Evaluators and Consulting Psychologists in Custody Disputes

1.5 hours MCLE Credit. Specialization: Family Law

 

If your custody case looks like it is headed for an evaluation, it's time to give some thought to what type of mental health professionals your client should retain to obtain the best outcome for your client. Careful considerations should be given to whether the parties obtain a joint evaluation or separate evaluations, whether to retain a consulting expert, and what role that consulting expert should take. Renowned child custody expert, Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP will explain the different roles and their benefits and risks to help you determine the best strategy for your custody cases.

 

If your custody case looks like it is headed for an evaluation, it's time to give some thought to what type of mental health professionals your client should retain to obtain the best outcome for your client. Careful considerations should be given to whether the parties obtain a joint evaluation or separate evaluations, whether to retain a consulting expert, and what role that consulting expert should take. Renowned child custody expert, Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP will explain the different roles and their benefits and risks to help you determine the best strategy for your custody cases.

Program Highlights:

  • When to bring in a consulting psychologist
  • The differences between the court’s 730 expert and your own 733 expert
  • What you can keep confidential, and what must be disclosed to the other side
  • Using the testimony of different types of mental health experts at trial
  • The potential impact of various biases on experts

This is an intermediate program. Some family law experience is assumed.

On Demand FA53702-191

Live program recorded 12/2/16. 

 

If your custody case looks like it is headed for an evaluation, it's time to give some thought to what type of mental health professionals your client should retain to obtain the best outcome for your client. Careful considerations should be given to whether the parties obtain a joint evaluation or separate evaluations, whether to retain a consulting expert, and what role that consulting expert should take. Renowned child custody expert, Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP will explain the different roles and their benefits and risks to help you determine the best strategy for your custody cases.

Program Highlights:

  • When to bring in a consulting psychologist
  • The differences between the court’s 730 expert and your own 733 expert
  • What you can keep confidential, and what must be disclosed to the other side
  • Using the testimony of different types of mental health experts at trial
  • The potential impact of various biases on experts

This is an intermediate program. Some family law experience is assumed.

PHILIP M. STAHL

PHILIP M. STAHL

PHILIP M. STAHL, PH.D. is a licensed psychologist based out of Maricopa County Arizona, though his work has taken him all over the country for over 30 years. Dr. Stahl is a practitioner, teacher, and author, specializing in high conflict families of divorce. He has served on numerous committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of work in his field and he has written extensively on various issues in high-conflict divorce and custody evaluations. Dr. Stahl teaches judges, attorneys, psychologists and other mental health professionals about issues affecting families and children. In California, Dr. Stahl is probably best known for his involvement with In re Marriage of LaMusga (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1072, 12 Cal.Rptr.3d 356, 88 P.3d 81, where Dr. Stahl’s child custody evaluation was cited by the California Supreme Court in its landmark decision modifying 8 years of relocation case law following Burgess.

Products specifications
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
SUBTOPICS Custody
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
Products specifications
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
SUBTOPICS Custody
PRODUCT GROUP Digital