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This important contribution to understanding the whole process of conducting child custody evaluation, based on the author's extensive experience, examines in detail the complex questions and issues involved. The many topics addressed include: interviewing parents and children; testifying in court; writing custody evaluations; assessing the capacity to parent; assessing the attachment of children to their parents; planning custody and parental access; children's adjustment to divorce; domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse; mental illness; parental alienation; and on-going evaluation.

Complex Issues
Complex issues

Only a small percentage of divorces result in a custody dispute, and, in most jurisdictions, only a small percentage of the custody disputes are referred for evaluation. As social problems increase today, many of these problems find their way into evaluation work with divorcing families. With an increase in domestic ...

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