Can both parents in a child custody case hire their own psychologist?

Answer Both parents can hire their own psychologist in a child custody case. However, a psychologist is usually appointed by the court, whether the parents hire one or not. "The best interest of the chil... Read More »

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If the parents are giving a friend their child how can the adult accepting the child become legally bonded so the parents cannot take custody of the child at some future time?

Answer Parents cannot "give" a child to someone.All parties must follow the required adoption or guardianship procedures according to the laws of the state and through the appropriate state court.... Read More »

If parents die without arranging custody for their children who gains custody in this case?

Answer Normally the child/children would become wards of the state until a suitable relative could be found who was willing to take custody of the children

Can more than one side hire a forensic psychologist in a child custody case?

If a judge determines a forensic psychologist is necessary in a child custody case, the court itself often hires the forensic psychologist. This serves to remove any degree of favoritism and helps ... Read More »

If both parents have 5050 custody of children what happens if one parent becomes incarcerated does that parent lose their custody?