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What is the role of the friend of the court in child custody cases?

In recent posts, we’ve been discussing bias in child custody cases, particularly with respect to child custody evaluations. One of the points we’ve highlighted is that parents need to be aware of the signs of potential bias, both from the judge and from any parties working with the court to come to a custody decision.

Bias in child custody cases: be aware of the warning signs, P.3

We’ve been looking in recent posts at the issue of bias in child custody proceedings, particularly with respect to custody evaluations. As we mentioned, bias can come out in any number of ways, and we’ve spoken particularly about unreasonable demands on the part of child custody evaluator.

Bias in child custody cases: be aware of the warning signs, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of bias in child custody disputes. As we pointed out, it is important for parties to child custody cases to be aware of potential warning signs of judicial bias. Fortunately, most judges are conscientious of their obligation to remain neutral in these cases and work to avoid engaging in unfair treatment of parents or condoning such treatment by other parties involved in the process.

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