Legal Consensus conducts Forensic Psychological Evaluations in civil and family law contexts, using procedures and methods designed to meet the Daubert Standard of Admissibility. These include:
Whether you need a Forensic Psychological Evaluation addressing a variety of emotional issues impacting parenting or co-parenting or a Custody Evaluation addressing conservatorship issues, our evaluators are trained to address issues specific to family law, including attachment, relocation, alienation, abuse allegations, family violence, and the impact of substance abuse on the family system. We also provide Guardian ad Litem services.
Forensic Psychological Evaluations designed to address psychological damages can help the jury assess not only the extent of psychological damage, but the proximate cause of these damages, an important factor in determining responsibility in such claims. Such evaluations also assess the extent to which a litigant may be exaggerating or feigning psychological injury.
Similar to tort claims, claims of discrimination and harassment may involve traumatic psychological injury that needs to be assessed within a context of culture and gender. Such evaluations involve specialized knowledge of Federal employment and discrimination law and include components typically found in tort evaluations such as proximate cause and the extent of psychological damage.
We take pride in our staff’s ability to conduct all of our evaluations in a culturally competent manner, especially those pertaining to immigration. Hardship waiver evaluations and refugee asylum evaluations can be conducted in a variety of languages (our staff is fluent in Spanish, but translators are available in many other languages) with a unique eye toward cultural factors.
Expert Testimony is available on a number of topics including, but not limited to: professional issues and ethics in mental health; psychological assessment; parenting; attachment; parental alienation; trauma; relocation; cultural, race, and ethnicity issues; gender and sexuality issues, including LBGT issues; adverse impact; and discrimination. Legal Consensus can also help connect legal professionals with a variety of scientific experts, across disciplines, through our established academic network.
Collectively, our doctoral level staff has over 30 years of experience in design and implementation of applied, social science research from a variety of methodologies, including experimental, quasi-experimental, qualitative, and case study approaches. Our staff is competent in the statistical analysis of data from the most simple to the most complex statistical techniques for the purposes of jury research, employment data, or other legal issues. In addition, our social scientists have experience relaying this information to lay people in a way that is easily understood and comprehended.