Family Law

Family law:

In family law, psychological evaluations are performed for various reasons, such as divorce, relocation, or adoption. These evaluations are different from those done for civil matters and for criminal matters because in family law more than one person is being assessed.

The purpose of a psychological evaluation is often to determine what is in the child's best interest. To do so involves not only focusing on the behaviors and attitudes, strengths and weaknesses of the parents and child(ren), but in some instances also the stepparents, grandparents, and other family members in the child's life.

Some areas in which I perform psychological evaluations are:

  • Child custody evaluations
  • Parental Fitness
  • Bonding Evaluations
  • Brief Focused Evaluations
  • Grandparent [Visitation] Parenting Time Evaluations
  • Child Abuse Evaluations
  • Adoption Readiness Evaluations
  • Relocation Evaluations
  • Termination of Parental Rights

I am also a Parent Coordinator. 

Professional associations:

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • New Jersey Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Program Co-chair
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
Contact Dr. Kohutis: (973) 716-0174