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Posted about 2 years ago.

The recommendation to a mental health professional came from a 730 evaluation, she is to start on that soon also per the evaluators recommendation there is no set amount of time she is to go to a shrink. What are the chances I can turn this around and get my little one out of this mess?

Heather Morcroft
Heather Morcroft, Family Law Attorney - Winter Park, FL
Posted about 2 years ago.

I don't know what a 730 evaluation is, is that in a criminal matter? I need to know what kind of case you are involved in.

Heather Morcroft
Heather Morcroft, Family Law Attorney - Winter Park, FL
Posted about 2 years ago.

You are in CA and I am a Florida lawyer.

Heather Morcroft
Heather Morcroft, Family Law Attorney - Winter Park, FL
Posted about 2 years ago.

I'm sure you can use her mental health issues to your advantage in a custody case, but you will need to be represented.

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Posted about 2 years ago.

I do have legal representation and she is awesome, but shes expensive and I do not want to be a bother to her too much. To answer your question a 730 evaluation is a child custody evaluation, and that is where she was recommended for professional help. But thank you for your help!

Heather Morcroft
Heather Morcroft, Family Law Attorney - Winter Park, FL
Posted about 2 years ago.

Ok. It sounds like your question is more specific and most suited to your lawyer. But generally if a parent has severe mental health issues, it makes it harder for them to care for their child on a day to day basis.

Hillary Johns
Hillary Johns, Family Law Attorney - San Diego, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

Right. The standard in California is the best interests of the child which includes their health, safety, and welfare. It's great that you have a lawyer you think it awesome. That important. Although, since you are represented by counsel, it's wise to speak with your lawyer so you don't waive the privilege and because it would be inappropriate for a lawyer on Avvo to give you a comprehensive answer.

My suggestion: prepare a list for your lawyer and you can ask her questions as to how to proceed. It sounds like she's doing a fantastic job in a very difficult case.