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RODRIGUEZ-DOMINGUEZ, Carles  and  JARNE ESPACIA, Adolfo. Expert Assessment Report on Child Custody in Court Judgments: comparative study between private and official reports. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.3, pp.11-19. ISSN 1989-3809.

In Spain, divorce with children involved has led to a substantial increase in demand for expert reports. The aim was to analyse the valuation judgments of private forensic expert reports with specific training, private forensic expert reports without specific training and, expert reports of psychosocial teams of the Courts on the custody and visitation of the parent no custodian. Ad hoc protocol made by the authors to 111 litigation files of Family Courts was applied. Significant differences in the evaluations expressed by judicial decisions on private expert reports and the expert reports of psychosocial teams were found. Analysis suggests that the judgments expressed a favourable opinion with preference for expert reports made by employees assigned to family courts psychosocial teams. Direct empirical evidence is provided. 56.8% of the judgments expressed a favourable opinion of the expert reports and urged the parties to follow the recommendations of the expert report.

Keywords : Psychological Expert Report; Contentious Divorce; Guardianship and Custody of Minors; Evaluation Reports Sentences.

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