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Covering the mental health expert's many roles as therapist, mediator, evaluator, consultant to attorneys, expert witness, and more, Philip M. Stahl's Conducting Child Custody Evaluations: From Basic to Complex Issues addresses key topics such as the best interests of the child, custody and time share, divorce and its impact on children, and children's developmental needs. From tackling the terror of testifying to critiquing your own child custody evaluations and avoiding bias inherent in this work, this practical and easy-to-read book offers comprehensive coverage vital to practitioners in this field.
Chapter 4: General divorce-related research and basic statutory and case law
Since the late 1970s there has been considerable research on all aspects of divorce, ranging from the impact on adults and children, what causes divorce, how children are potentially harmed by divorce, and the mitigating factors that might reduce that harm. In this chapter I will outline some of the general research that will apply to all of the families that are seen in child custody evaluations. The research has been conducted throughout North America and in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In this chapter I will focus on the general divorce-related research rather than the specific research associated with other complex issues, such as high conflict, domestic ...