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Please—we do not want to hear these words from YOU…it’s much easier to win the first time around then to re-open your case later.

If you are presently involved in a child custody dispute (or might be involved in one in the future) we have identified information of great importance that you should have.

THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP YOU, AS A MOTHER, MAKE YOUR STRONGEST CASE FOR CUSTODY. It will also directly help protect your children now and in the future. Your children will thank you one day for taking “their best interests” seriously!

First, we would like you to know how we have come to be in possession of so much important information. Over the 30-plus years of our working in the child custody field, we have become increasingly involved in cases that frequently may find their way into court. We have acted as expert witnesses, custody evaluators or consultants for hundreds of parents involved in custody disputes all over the country.

Further, as editors of a national publication on custody matters, as responders to a 24-hour “hotline” where we answer questions from professionals about our tests, and as directors of a national organization of custody experts, we continually hear from judges, attorneys, professional experts and parents who in one way or another have been caught up in custody disputes, some of them simple, but most longstanding, complex and bitter.

As a result of all of these activities, we came to gather a huge amount of information on how various psychological and legal strategies, different kinds of evidence, and types of allegations work (or fail to work), both in the courtroom as well as in out-of-court negotiations.

The following are some of our thoughts on what we have experienced. Everything discussed here is covered in our new Strategies handbook.

We were shocked at how many bright, wise, loving—indeed even “savvy”—mothers did not know the single most important fact that must be true if one is to prevail in a custody dispute. And this must be the best kept secret in the world, because even extremely intelligent, sophisticated professionals fail to make use of it. Indeed, even attorneys, who themselves as parents are caught up in custody disputes, frequently do not know how to make his single most important factor work for them.

We identified fourteen “key behaviors” that differentiate between parents who do well in custody disputes from those who do not. We consider these behaviors to be strategically critical.

We have identified what we see as the single biggest mistake a mother in a custody dispute can make. And the irony here is that our own legal system actually encourages mothers to make this huge mistake.

If you are a mother in a child custody dispute, you must learn to recognize (and deal with) blatantly wrong and immoral strategies that will likely be used against you. To add insult to injury, these strategies can be effective. And in our experience, many attorneys fail to help their clients deal with these tragically effective strategies, because they are more psychological than legal strategies, and attorneys are not often trained either to recognize or deal with them.

Another exceedingly important point is that too many mothers do not fully understand all the important things their attorneys should be doing for them. Simply put, many mothers do not know what they should ask for.

While on the topic of attorneys, we also discovered two important strategies that will literally “force” an attorney to do a better job for a client.

DR. BARRY BRICKLIN
~~Dr. Bricklin is a psychologist in private practice. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Widener University and has previously served on the faculty of Jefferson University and of Hahnneman University. He has served as a consultant in psychology to the Walter Reed Army Hospital Research Center, to the United States Army, to the New York Academy of Medicine, and to the Columbia Broadcasting System.
~~He is past president of the Philadelphia Society for Personality Assessment and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. He has authored books and articles on prognosis in schizophrenia, marital compatibility, epilepsy, the psychology of affiliation, predicting violence and aggression, diet techniques, role-play techniques, hypnosis in surgery, the intercultural use of the Rorschach test, and, of course, custody evaluations.
~~Among the results of his cooperative ventures with his wife Dr. Patricia M. Bricklin are numerous articles and three books. Two of their books have been best sellers, Bright Child-Poor Grades: The Psychology of Underachievement, and Strong Family-Strong Child.
~~Dr. Bricklin created the original scoring scheme for the Hand Test, and co-authored, with Dr. Zygmunt A. Pietrowski, several articles on prognostic criteria for persons suffering from schizophrenia.
~~For over 25 years, Dr. Bricklin has developed various data-based approaches to the decisions which must be made when parents divorce.
~~Dr. Bricklin’s book, The Custody Evaluation Handbook is published by Brunner/Mazel and is currently in wide-spread use by mental health professionals in the United States and Canada.
~~Dr. Bricklin is presently Chair of the Executive Operating Committee of the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE).

DR. GAIL ELLIOT

~~ Dr. Elliot is Head, Child Development and Family Processes Research, Bricklin Associates, the Vice Chair of the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators and a psychologist in private practice. She has served as a consultant to public and private schools and coordinated multidisciplinary treatment plans. She was responsible for devising for Bricklin Associates an information-processing oriented educational therapy technique and a comprehensive college entrance service for children with serious motivational problems and low self-esteem problems.
~~Dr. Elliot authored a chapter on post-divorce research for The Custody Evaluation Handbook (Brunner/Mazel) and co-authored Parent Perception of Child Profile (PPCP), a widely used custody evaluation instrument. She was responsible for much of the research behind the Bricklin custody instruments, and is co-author with Dr. Bricklin of ACCESS (A Comprehensive Custody Evaluation Standard System) a start-to-finish procedure for conducting a comprehensive custody evaluation. In late 1997 Dr. Elliot co-authored, with Dr. Bricklin, The Bricklin/Elliot Child Custody Evaluation Home-Vist Booklet and authored Assessment of Parenting Skills: Infant and Preschooler (APSIP)

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I do not know so much about Chester County Children and Youth Services now, but I know in the 70’s, they seemed to make a profit off of children they placed.  Now don’t get me wrong, I mean the children they placed that didn’t need placed.  In other words, the State already paid for many children who were on the Welfare books, etc.  What Chester County Children and Youth did was to place children outside the State programs and charge that persons insurance for them.  I know a woman who’s Son was 13, she contacted them for help, she was so upset because her Son was bagging school, little did she know, instead of helping her, they twisted everything on her and placed her Son in a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center with Adults 18 and over, then locked her in a cell until she would sign her insurance information over to them.  $28,000 was what they billed her, talk about a scam.  Her Son was not attending school.  Then they ordered a Court Ordered Evaluation and everything was twisted, they interviewed this child who was 13 and twisted everything he said.  The child at the time and friends of his lit firecrackers, the psychologist said he had arson and pyromania actions, they he must have been abused, are they crazy or what?  There test said that they feel maybe he was abused as a child because only children who light firecrackers or start fires fall into this category, are they nuts!!!! More coming on this story later at www.chestercountypost.com, until then, I hope CYS isn’t the big business it used to be.  They are supposed to be there to help the children, but they in my opinion aren’t helping the ones that really need it.  If they were, they would be going after the Kids who are abused, but they are not, because they can not make any money off of these children……

Where does Chester County find its Court Appointed Evaluators?  And no Court Appointed Evaluator can compare with real life, what is this stupid, pathetic test they give to kids and families??? They don’t work, they are not real, they are frigging test, stupid test that someone somewhere made up, Real Life tells the story, get with it, there are kids and families suffering over these stupid Court Appointed Money Making Scam Tests.  You think this can’t happen, you think its not all about greed, then read this link, Pathetic Judges in Pa for Greed what they will do, and don’t think it may not be happening anywhere else.  These Judges are pathetic, and only crying because they were caught, if not, they would still be doing what they were doing.  Who gives these Judges so much power anyway?? We need to question there actions.  I mean after all in my opinion many were just shady attorneys at one time.  The laws need to change in my opinion.

http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/kids-jailed-for-cash-pennsylvania-judges-plead-guilty-to-federal-fraud-charges/

and also read http://chestercountyrants.com/2009/06/25/children-and-youth-rita-borzillo-nosy-neighbors-in-downingtown-teachers-teen-suicide/

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