Following separation or divorce many families seek assistance of the Courts in settling child access and custody issues. You may have been directed by the Court (Federal Circuit Court) to attend for assessment or advised by your legal counsel to obtain a Family Assessment Report.
Our role is to conduct an assessment and provide a written report to the Courts about your family, and advise the Courts about recommendations for access and or custody and to provide the Court with information about the services provided to families by government, community and other agencies.
Yes, if directed by a Court Order.
N.B. If you fail to attend any appointment with the family consultant or to follow instructions made by the family consultant, the family consultant must report this to the Court.
The judicial officer can direct family consultants to provide a report about the care, welfare and development of your child.
Most times, the family consultant will try to work out the views and experiences of your child and to include those views in the report.
Sometimes it is not appropriate to report on a child’s views because of their age, maturity or some special circumstances.
For more information please go to Family Consultants - Federal Circuit Court