I was court ordered to attend therapy regarding a case for my son and my gaurdian ad litem asked me how it was going. I replied and she asked to meet up. I said of course. To which she responded "ave your therapist sign a release with you and bring her contact info". I was under the impression that i simply had to attend therapy not have my therapy conversations shared to the court. I declined and am wondering if she can get it on her own?
Typically, if you are court-ordered to attend therapy in a custody/visitation matter, the issue of how the court is to obtain access to your records, if at all, is addressed in the court order itself. Your therapist has a duty to maintain your confidentiality unless you provide a release. This may be a situation to discuss in more detail with a family law attorney, so that she/he can review the court order, gather more information and/or pleadings, and advise you further.
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