Family Law

Child and Parenting Assessments

Here at MedicoLegal UK, we dedicate ourselves in giving psychiatric and psychological medico-legal assessments for all matters related to the child, adolescent and family law.

Sensitive family cases may be complicated by family dynamics and the different issues involved. A court may oblige to make decisions on behalf of a minor that can have a far-reaching association with the entire family. With this reason, expert witnesses are usually summoned to provide opinions that help the court produce the best possible decisions.

With the implications of the report being so serious for an involved party, finding experienced experts to support your client is significant in getting the best possible outcome of a case.

How Can We help?

We have a team of expert child and adolescent psychologists and psychiatrists seasoned by experience in approaching different issues, in a compassionate and professional way.

Our clinicians are experienced in carrying out psychiatric assessments, composing comprehensive reports for Court and if necessary, standing as expert witnesses.

Our team of medicolegal clinicians also offers treatment options for children and adults to help them overcome any psychological problem they may be experiencing, perhaps even caused by the Court process.

Medico-Legal Assessments for Child, Adolescent and Family Law

Child Protection

We also assess children and adolescents for cases involved in child safety and protection issues. We also provide comprehensive reports on the psychological impact of the alleged abuse or neglect.

Parenting Assessments

There are certain instances where the courts need to rule out if a child should be put in alternative care arrangement, such as foster care. To arrive at an important decision as such, it is fairly essential for courts to gather as much information and take into consideration the opinions of all involved parties.

We offer parenting capacity assessments to check on the key factors of parenting such as their ability to provide guidance, emotional warmth, stability, and boundaries. We also provide assessments for parents having legal disputes with parenting arrangements.

These assessments may include one or more of the following:

  • cognitive testing
  • mental capacity
  • cognitive testing
  • mental capacity
  • substance misuse
  • learning disabilities
  • personality assessments
  • issues around domestic violence

The child’s social and emotional welfare must be taken into greatest consideration for ruling out custody options and parenting rights.

Our experienced team of child and adolescent psychologists and psychiatrists are experts in carrying out these assessments and disclose the results in a court of law.

Sectioning

We have experts ready to assess children or adolescents subjected to an existing tension regarding an order to put a child in secure accommodation. We also offer second opinions for diagnoses and point out the best possible treatment options for your child.

Family law may be found complicated brought by the issues involved and the essence of putting the child’s best interests first. Our team of medico-legal consultants will also arrange appointments with expert clinicians to provide assessments and reports you need.

We will also ensure the continuous management of your case, making sure that paperwork is filed within the timeframe, format and budget required.