Clinical advice from the bench

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 1998 Apr;7(2):247-57, v.


This article discusses three aspects of family law: (1) a new approach to custody litigation currently in use in one family law court in New Mexico; (2) why some judges, lawyers, and family courts are slow to change the way family law cases are managed; and (3) how mental health professionals might change their interactions with the legal system to benefit both their professions and the people they serve.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Custody / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child Custody / trends*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Expert Testimony / trends
  • Family*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Legislation as Topic / trends*
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • Middle Aged
  • New Mexico
  • Parent-Child Relations*
  • Psychology, Child / legislation & jurisprudence*