My forensic work focuses primarily on divorce, although I have also been involved in criminal and various types of liability cases. I have conducted, as noted in my bio, over 1000 custody evaluations in the last 30 years. In addition to my evaluations, I also provide consultation to attorneys and litigants in custody cases. From 2013 through 2016 I was the Mental Health Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, a group whose members include judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals.
I regularly review the divorce literature, and my assessments are informed by this research. The literature is clear on a couple of things: 1) kids do best when they have healthy relationships with both parents, and 2) kids are adversely affected by overt parental conflict.