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Expert Family Reports

Expert
Family Reports

Lisa has extensive experience as a Child Expert appointed by the Court or parties to prepare Family Reports, in order to provide an independent assessment of the issues pertinent to the children and make recommendations to assist the Judge to make decisions about the long- term arrangements that will best meet the child/ren’s future care, welfare and developmental needs. For many families, the recommendations provided by Lisa assist parents to reach agreements, therefore eliminating the need for the parties to attend Court other than to seek filed Orders by Consent.

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The child/ren will be seen separately from any adults. Lisa will engage them in play and activities in her very well-resourced playroom, or outdoors on the trampoline and swings. This ensures the child/ren can experience a neutral environment, that they can feel comfortable and supported to openly express their views and wishes, without any pressure to talk about anything they do not wish to. Lisa will also observe the interaction between the child/ren and each parent in separate observations sessions.

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The child/ren will be seen separately from any adults. Lisa will engage them in play and activities in her very well-resourced playroom, or outdoors on the trampoline and swings. This ensures the child/ren can experience a neutral environment, that they can feel comfortable and supported to openly express their views and wishes, without any pressure to talk about anything they do not wish to. Lisa will also observe the interaction between the child/ren and each parent in separate observations sessions.

Lisa will conduct a series of interviews in one day, that may include parents separately and/or jointly, and may also include significant other people, such as adult siblings, partner’s or grandparents. 

In person evaluations occur at the Family Law Parenting Centre (in Highett/Cheltenham) or regional Victoria and for parties living interstate by arrangement.

Video-conferencing evaluations is also available for parents who live interstate and overseas.

With notice, Lisa will make herself available to give evidence in Court.

Lisa can provide the following:

  • Family Reports – $10, 000 plus GST
  • Addendum Family Reports – $5,000 plus GST
  • Short Form Reports – $5,000 plus GST