PlusFour Solutions: Guidance through Assessment

Family Law Assessment

Forensic AssessmentWhen individuals or families are involved with the legal system, working with a professional who is an expert in psychology and who has worked extensively with the legal system is important; Dr. Newton is a recognized expert in the field and routinely work with attorneys and the courts.

Custody evaluation is a specialized area of expertise and may focus on specific questions or be quite broad, including issues such as:

  • Relocation
  • Domestic violence
  • Parenting ability
  • Attachment
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional and psychological functioning
  • Parenting and visitation plans
  • Educational placement

One priority rises to the top of the list in all forensic work: What is in the best interest of this child? Dr. Newton has over a decade of experience and he routinely performs custody evaluations or evaluates the work of other custody evaluators in the field. He is experienced and knowledgeable in providing consultation, expert testimony, mediation, and evaluation services for individuals and families involved in the legal process. Dr. Newton is an expert at applying psychological test data within a legal context and in providing the court the data it needs to make a determination that is in the best interest of the child.

Dr. Steve Newton is highly regarded and is often retained by attorneys and Superior Court judges for his expertise. He regularly testifies on cases regarding mental functioning and has worked with attorneys on criminal and death penalty cases, as well as more routinely with family law matters. Dr. Newton has presented to local bar associations and is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Dr. Newton routinely accepts referrals in the following capacities:

  • Expert Witness / Review
  • Custody Evaluator / Emergency Screener
  • Testing Expert
  • Recommending Mediation