What has happens if I refuse a request from the forensic evaluator?
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It is not a usual request, though I have heard of that being done to assess the propriety of joint custody. Unless the order specifically directs this joint session, then I'd suggest to relate your concerns to the forensic & see what s/he says. If need be, you can always bring it to the attention of the Judge. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody Attorney for a full assessment.
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If you are in middle of a custody case (because that is the only reason why you would be participating in a forensic evaluation) you need to speak to your attorney regarding this situation. Not cooperating with a forensic evaluation is not good, however, what are describing are very special circumstances. If your attorney will not even try to do something regarding this situation, then you need a better attorney.
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