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Mental Examinations In Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings


In divorce cases, there are a variety of mechanisms to gain information to help achieve the best results.  Usually, the gathering of information starts with discovery that is propounded by one party on the other.  One the tools of discovery involves a demand that a party undergo a mental examination.  If the party refuses, the requesting party can file a motion asking the court to order that a mental examination take place.

There are many reasons that a party may want to request the one or both parties participate in a mental examination.  One of the most common circumstances when a motion for a mental examination is filed occurs when child custody issues are involved.  In these cases, if a party is violent or does not understand and comprehend the complexities of parenting a mental examination would be useful piece of evidence for the other party.

Our Boston family attorneys handle discovery issues and motions including requests for mental examinations daily.  We are experienced litigators and can help you with your case.  Call or email us today.

Our firm serves the Boston area as well as all courts in Bristol County, including the New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton courthouses.  We also serve all courts in Plymouth County including the Family and Probate Courthouses in Plymouth and Brockton.

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