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Ethical Issues
Ethical issues

There has been some direction regarding the ethical obligations of custody evaluators. The American Psychological Association (APA; 1994) has published Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Divorce Proceedings, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC; 1994) has published Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations. Copies of those documents can be found in the appendix of my earlier book (Stahl, 1994a). I also wrote about ethics in a later publication that same year (1994b). Since that time, the topic has been discussed at various meetings and workshops. The Judicial Council of California (1999) has just revised the Uniform Standards of Practice for Court Ordered Child Custody Evaluations that evaluators are required to follow in that state. Like the guidelines ...

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