Family law can be unusually contentious and highly emotional, as parents invariably feel passionately about their children. Drawing on a wide range of experience in this area, Dr. Kaufman provides consulting services to attorneys in various phases of a family law matter. Quality consultation includes a discussion of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the matter at hand. All consultation is confidential and held under attorney work product, unless and until Dr. Kaufman is declared an expert witness. Consulting services include:
- Advising attorneys on mental health and custodial issues;
- Reviewing and offering critical feedback regarding completed Child Custody Evaluations, psychological evaluations of parental fitness, assessments of children and other forensic evaluations in family law matters;
- Consulting regarding litigation approaches, including drafting direct and cross-examination questions;
- Educating attorneys and clients about current research in divorce-related areas and child development.
At all times, Dr. Kaufman maintains a strong commitment to the best interests of children.