Re: [tips_and_tricks] Digest Number 456
- I don't know what to say except I am sorry that there wasn't somebody like
me around for you to consult with. I agree that your attorney did a shoddy
job in not finding you a GAL. That's garbage and pure laziness on his part.
FYI, I have a free minicourse on custody issues -
http://www.reenasommerassociates.mb.ca/minicourse.html. It may be of
interest to you and others.
Judges typically do not like unilateral assessments. I was just asked to do
one today and turned it down knowing that 1) it would likely go no where and
2) in accepting it, it leaves me liable to being sued by the other side.
I am left to wonder however about a "magistrate's" power to make such
rulings. In my part of the world, magistrates are given that power. Is it
possible that you can appeal to a higher level?
Wishing you well. Reena Sommer, Ph.D.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 23:03:54 -0500
From: Steve Van Osdell <svanos@...>
Subject: custody situation
We go to court and guess what? The magistrate would not allow my 2nd
evaluation in as evidence because it was a unilateral report (meaning my
ex wife wasn't interviewed by the same doctor). Well, when evaluating
the safety of the chicken house, do you go and ask the fox for his opinion?