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Family Psycho-Legal Assessments & Reports

Parenting Capacity Assessment

 

Purpose

The DCP may assess a parent as being unable to adequately care for a child and remove that child from the parent. 

To challenge this outcome, an INDEPENDENT parenting assessment can be undertaken. 

 

Relevant Legislation

Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

 

Case Example 

A discussion on Family Court assessment issues is provided in Chapter 6  of"Writing Reports For Court" (2007) (page 113 – 120).

 

Costs*

Report preparation:

2024 Private Standard Rate  :  $1900 + GST      

2024 Private Complex Rate  :  $3800 + GST

2024 Legal Aid Rate (2024)  :  $1300 + GST

PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES MAY BE NEGOTIATED DUE TO HARDSHIP ISSUES

Psycho-sexual Assessment

 

Purpose

The courts may seek an independent assessment about a person's risk of sex offending 

 

Relevant Legislation

Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

 

Case Example 

A discussion on Family Court assessment issues is provided in Chapter 6  of"Writing Reports For Court" (2007) (page 113 – 120).

 

Costs*

Report preparation:

2024 Private Standard Rate  :  $1900 + GST      

2024 Private Complex Rate  :  $3800 + GST

2024 Legal Aid Rate (2024)  :  $1300 + GST

PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES MAY BE NEGOTIATED DUE TO HARDSHIP ISSUES

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*Please note all costs are approximate and subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

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