What is a psychological evaluation from DYFS?

What is a psychological evaluation from DYFS?

As a DYFS lawyer, there is nothing more irritating than a DYFS psychological evaluation.  This seems like the ultimate hatchet job.  See, no matter how normal you may be, DYFS’ psychologist will often find something wrong with you.  You are presumed guilty and you have no opportunity to defend yourself.  The fact that this is just allowed to occur is a travesty.  These people ruin the lives of families across New Jersey and no one seems to care.  So instead of this evaluation being used to confirm that there is nothing wrong with you, it is often used to find things that are wrong with you.  You will be given a battery of tests and an interview.  The evaluator will review all of DYFS’ reports which you might not even have access to.  They will likely be considered credible.  If this doesn’t sound fair, you’d be correct.

Of course, there is a way to fight back.  First, you should avoid agreeing to a DYFS psychological evaluation until you speak to a DYFS defense lawyer.  He or she can advise you as to the best court of action.  If you have already done one or there is no choice but to take one, you should consider taking your own psychological evaluation.  Not just any evaluation will do.  You will need to find someone that has experience in this area and that is rare.  Your DYFS defense lawyer should be able to help you find the right person that can help you out.

The key to fighting against DYFS is to fight back and with an experienced defense lawyer.  Call our team of tough, smart lawyers at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) today to discuss your case and to see how we can help you.

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Posted on December 27, 2014, in Our Practice and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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