Neuropsychological and Psychological Evaluations for Family Law, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, and Parental Fitness Examinations
Neuropsychological and psychological evaluations assist the fact finders in family law in the following areas:
- Neuropsychological and Psychological Parental Fitness Examinations
- Neuropsychological and Psychological Best Interest of the Child Evaluations
- Bonding Evaluations (e.g., parent-child and foster/adoptive parent-child evaluations)
- Full and Abbreviated Child Custody Evaluations
- Evaluation of Response Bias
Dr. Mack has performed copious neuropsychological and psychological evaluations of parents and children through the New Jersey courts. Dr. Mack has worked extensively for the New Jersey Division of Children and Families, the Office of Parental Representation of the Office of the Public Defender, and for private attorneys. Judges have selected Dr. Mack to be the final arbiter in child custody determinations. Dr. Mack has experience in Parental Alienation Syndrome. Dr. Mack is frequently asked to apply his expertise in clinical neuropsychology to family law matters. This may apply to the evaluation of parental capacity, such as in the case of intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disorders, seizure disorders, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, strokes and other neurological disorders. Dr. Mack is likewise asked to opine on the effects of various psychiatric disorders on parental capacity, including Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, and Depression/Anxiety.
Dr. Mack integrates neuropsychological and psychological testing, clinical interviews of applicable parties involved (such as parents, children, caregivers, caseworkers, etc.), and bonding evaluations, in order to determine the best interest of the children involved in a particular case.
Abbreviated child custody evaluations can be implemented upon request of the involved parties in appropriate cases.