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:

Private Rate :  $1500 + GST

Legal Aid Rate (2015): $1931 + GST​ (Complex Family Assessment & Report), $1287 + GST (Standard Family assessment)   

*rates may vary depending upon complexity

PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES MAY BE NEGOTIATED DUE TO HARDSHIP ISSUES

 

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