Frequently Asked Questions

My ex has psychiatric problems; will that help me get custody?

Psychiatric problems can be influential in a custody determination. If your ex has a documented history of mental illness or a verifiable personality disorder, the judge or custody evaluator should consider this to be a negative factor in awarding custody.

If your ex has emotional or psychiatric problems, you will want to document this fully and present it to your attorney and the evaluator, if one is used.