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Views of the child

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Rachel Birnbaum and Nicholas Bala

Recognition is growing of the need to hear from children whose parents are separating, to ensure that the most appropriate plans are made and to protect their rights. There are several ways of engaging children in the family justice process, such as appointment of counsel for the child or having a mental health professional provide an assessment to the court, including information obtained from interviewing the child. Judicial interviewing of children is becoming more common, though there is growing interest in having Views of the Child...