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Dallas area divorce attorney Mark L. Scroggins talks about mental health in child custody cases, where the mental health of the parents or children may be at issue. Is there a diagnosis? Is a psychological evaluation necessary? There are several issues Mark L. Scroggins talks about in this video podcast, including how therapists are used in child custody.
The full video of this content is located on the Scroggins Law Group website.
Among the important issues in a child custody case, are whether a parent or child has an existing mental health diagnosis and whether it makes sense to ask for the court to order a psychological evaluation of a parent or child when there are mental health issues in child custody cases.
Mark reminds us that when the door is opened to reviewing mental health, everything may be under examination. If a child has a therapist, because they are struggling and the child tells everything to the therapist, that can come to light. Mark further explains using an example involving child custody evaluators and he explains the process through which they investigate and report their recommendations.
Psychiatrists and psychologists can come in and testify about their mental health conclusions and recommendations for treatment and medication if necessary. Mental health experts can play a multitude of roles.
Call Mark L. Scroggins and the Team of Custody Trial Lawyers at Scroggins Law Group for Help with Mental Health Issues in Child Custody (214) 469-3100