Expert Witnesses in Child Custody Disputes
Expert witnesses are sometimes called in to provide expert and unbiased background information for various legal cases, and they can be useful in some family law cases, particularly those involving child custody battles. In these cases, one parent (or both parents) may bring in an expert witness to argue that they are best suited to care for their child’s needs, and / or that the other parent is unfit to receive custody.
Battling for child custody can often be a stressful and lengthy affair. Fortunately, you don’t have to face this trying time alone. To discuss your legal options as well as the possibility of bringing in an expert witness for your case, contact a Denton custody attorney with Alexander & Associates today by calling 972-420-6560.
Hiring an Expert Witness
A common expert witness in child custody cases is a psychologist or some other licensed professional, but these individuals are not your only option. Expert witnesses are intended to inform the court or provide an insight into a particular case. As such, you could bring in a child’s doctor or even a child’s teacher if they can provide information regarding the child’s specific mental and physical needs. By utilizing an expert witness, you may be able to accomplish the following:
- Communicate a child’s specific needs to the court and demonstrate why one parent can meet those better than the other
- Analyze and discuss each parent’s mental health and stability
- Talk about each parent’s financial status and ability to provide for the child
In order to be effective, an expert witness must shed light on a relevant issue in the case and explain why granting custody to one parent will be in the child’s best interest.
If you are currently going through a custody battle, make sure you have an experienced and committed attorney on your side. Contact a Denton custody attorney from Alexander & Associates today by calling 972-420-6560 and let us help you get started on your case.
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