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Civil Proceedings

Child Custody Evaluations

An experienced clinician will assess parents (and where applicable, step-parents, grandparents, and/or significant others) as well as assess children in question.

In order to assist courts in determining best interest a comprehensive report will be submitted, which includes recommendations, supported by forensic rationale based on findings.

We also offer alcohol/drug assessment, and gambling and sex addiction, by specialists (Certified Master and Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist), home visit assessments, and bonding assessments*.

* A bonding assessment tests the bonding capabilities of parent and child, and includes direct observation of parent-child interaction.

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Psychological Evaluations

Alcohol/Drug Evaluations

Sex and Gambling Addiction Evaluations

Bonding Assessments


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Comprehensive Care During and After Divorce

A divorce can be one of the most painful experiences a family can face. Every experienced attorney knows the frustration of attempting to steer hurt and angry clients through the complexities of the legal process. The Antioch Group has, as one of its foundational points of professional mission, a commitment to helping children and families during crisis. For this reason we have designed a comprehensive care plan for helping all family members during and after divorce. Our plan is outlined as follows:

Our Comprehensive Care is available both on a single-service basis and as a complete step-by-step package to guide adults and children through the divorce process and beyond it.


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Civil Competency Determinations

The experienced clinicians of Antioch Forensic Services can perform record reviews and assessments to aid the Court in determining competency in the following types of civil matters:

Our comprehensive assessments contain a clear, jargon-free forensic rationale, which is cross-referenced to each recommendation, enabling judges and juries to follow a logical pathway from findings to recommendations. Our average turn-around time from conclusion of the assessment to receipt-of report is ten days.

We will go on-site to your client in cases of demonstrated need.

* A bonding assessment tests the bonding capabilities of parent and child, and includes direct observation of parent-child interaction.

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All competency determinations

Competency to parent


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Mediation of Disputes

When business partnerships and/or other non-marital family relationships (e.g., adult children and their parents) encounter conflict our mediators are ready to assist. We help parties in dispute to break impasse, negotiate, and move to resolution, thus preserving important relations.

We ask parties to commit to six to eight sessions, including one individual assessment session for each party, one to three sessions for training in specific preparation for negotiating, and three to five negotiating sessions. Sessions are from 50 to 90 minutes in length, depending on the number of parties involved and the nature of the dispute.

The outcome of a successful mediation is a mutually constructed, negotiated memorandum of agreement which attorneys then review and the parties sign.

Our mediators are certified by the Academy of Family Mediators. Let us help your parties in dispute save time, money, and emotional turmoil through mediated dispute resolution.

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Mediation


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