Divorce and Mental Health Issues, Records: Relevance, Strategy, Confidentiality, Discoverability, and Admissibility
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will assist family law attorneys with correctly addressing and handling the confidentiality, discoverability, and admissibility of mental health issues and mental health records in divorce cases. The panel will discuss how these issues affect dissolution, financial arrangements, property division, and custody, as well as obtaining (or limiting production of) pertinent records.
- Mental health issues relevant to divorce and property settlement
- Discovery and admissibility of mental health records in family law
- Strategies for admitting mental health evidence
- Strategies for limiting mental health evidence
The panel will address these and other key issues:
- What is a party's legal obligation to divulge mental health records in divorce?
- How far back are a parent's past mental health records relevant to child custody?
- What are the roles of mental health professionals and psychological evaluations in divorce cases?
- Can untreated conditions be an issue in divorce--such as depression or anxiety--even if no professional has been consulted?
- What is the proper way to subpoena?
Seth L. Goldstein
Law Offices of Seth L. Goldstein
Mr. Goldstein created a resource and referral program dedicated to helping litigants in child abuse cases. He... | Read More
Mr. Goldstein created a resource and referral program dedicated to helping litigants in child abuse cases. He represents protective parents and children in child custody matters where family violence and child abuse are alleged. Mr. Goldstein testifies as an expert witness and often sits second-chair in litigating these matters. He has authored a leading textbook on investigations of sexual abuse and has articles in several publications including for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the APSAC Advisor, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.Close
Weiss-Kunz & Oliver
Mr. Sellett is a Partner of Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, and brings to the firm his experience in a wide variety of... | Read More
Mr. Sellett is a Partner of Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, and brings to the firm his experience in a wide variety of matters including divorce, parentage, asset division, adoption, premarital agreements, modification of parental responsibilities (custody), maintenance and child support modification among others. He routinely handles cases in Cook, DuPage and Will County; however, his skill sets are transferable to all jurisdictions.Close