Family law is a sensitive area of legal practice concerning family relationships.
Issues dealt with through the court system and often requiring expert opinion include:
- child custody disputes,
- domestic violence and child abuse.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
What Expert Evidence
Experts are often required in family law matters to provide specific opinion over sensitive legal, psychological, medical and financial matters.
Experts may be required to provide psychological or medical assessments of children in cases of family violence, divorce or child abuse.
Some are required to provide independent assessments of parenting capability to determine whether parents suffering from mental illness, financial instability or substance abuse should be authorised to continue to take care of their children.
In cases of divorce or separation, experts are also required to assess the most just and equitable division of assets, future income and child support.
In cases of domestic violence, knowledge of support worker practices and procedures may also be necessary.
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype