Author: Paul Kitchen

Five things to know about a custody evaluation #5. It’s always about the best interests of the child

December 21, 2019
You may not particularly like the fact that you’re going to share parenting time with the person who betrayed you or hurt you. However, the whole focus of the custody...

Five things to know about a custody evaluation #4. Don’t try to assassinate the other person’s character

October 10, 2019
Be honest about what you say about the other parent. If they’ve got a problem with drugs, tell the examiner you think that the other parent has a problem with...

Five things to know about a custody evaluation #3. Put your best foot forward, but be yourself

August 31, 2019
Don’t try to be something you’re not, because most of the psychological tests have validity scales; essentially it has ways of determining if you’re trying to be perfect. No one...

Five things to know about a custody evaluation #2. Document everything you can

July 30, 2019
If you’ve had missed visitations for any reason, make sure there’s a document. Make a call to the friend of the court and have them document that you didn’t have...

Five Things You Should Know about a Custody Evaluation

June 10, 2019
Over the next five weeks, this column will discuss the important things you need to know about participating in custody evaluation before you make an appointment. The evaluation begins the...

Suffer from Depression or Anxiety

April 18, 2019
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, try avoiding network and cable news for a few months. You may find a noticeable improvement in your outlook on life. Local news...

Case Study

April 18, 2019
While there is some dispute in the research community about the percentage of communication that is non-verbal, it is obvious that body language can provide information that the client may...

You can’t make this stuff up

April 18, 2019
Under the “You can’t make this stuff up” category.  Actually taken from a medical record provided for review …“Chief complaint:  Moved back to Michigan”