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2 Bumps

i think i already know answer but will ask anyway

can anything in a couples therapy be used in court for custody of a child
planning on leaving, and taking our child with me
have gone to one therapy with him
he seems to feel more open in therapy, and maybe will be agreeable to me taking her if it is brought up in therapy, therapy was going to be help for us as couple, but now i think therapy may just be how to not hate each other when we do split up and MAYBE he can see that our child is better off with me, and he only seeing her on every other weekend, it will be a hard sell, but i think therapist knows he has some real issues he needs to work out, raising a daughter is not his first priority in his life not even a 2nd
can i bring up spliting in therapy and he may go along because therapist in room, could not use therapy session in court, but maybe it will soften the blow of us leaving


Asked by fiatpax at 2:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (4)
  • Bringing it up in therapy is a good idea, it's a neutral place, and you can also get the input of your therapist.

    You can't use therapy sessions in court, but you could request a psychological evaluation in the divorce (you would be subject to one as well in that case.)

    Answer by Scuba at 2:16 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Therapy sessions, what is shared in therapy, etc. Can not be used in court (by either one of you for any reason). What is shared in therapy is considered "protected".

    Now. If divorce does come about. Either one of you can request a pysch eval for the other. And a judge/mediator will either agree to it and order it or not. If it can be shown that a pysch eval would be needed in order to make a good judgement in regards to child custody, then a judge would most likely agree to one. Usually if a judge agrees to this, they will order evals all the way around in order to keep it as objective as possible.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:26 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I don't think you can use the therapy things in court unless it is court ordered but I do not have any experence in this.

    Answer by StephanAndCoral at 2:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • You could say what you want whether it was something that come out in a therapy session or not. Your therapist is another story. You can ask for an order to have you S/o evaluated , but that would be a long and expensive divorce...........


    Answer by zbee at 2:38 PM on Sep. 13, 2010