Policy Regarding Psychological Evaluation Report

How to Review A Psychological Evaluation Report

The Friend of the Court frequently utilizes psychological evaluations to assist the Family Court Referees and Judges in reaching decisions regarding custody and parenting time issues. Due to the sensitive nature of the information contained in psychological evaluation reports, the Court has created an administrative policy regarding the distribution and review of psychological reports.

This policy was created to protect the privacy of all parties involved in a pending court matter and to prevent the disclosure of personal and sensitive information to children and third parties.

If a party is represented by an attorney, the attorney may receive a copy of the psychological evaluation. The attorney may discuss and review the contents of the report with the client, but may not provide a copy of the report to the client.

If a party is not represented by an attorney, the unrepresented party may review the psychological report at the office of the Friend of the Court. The unrepresented party may make notes, but may not copy the report verbatim.

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