Understanding CFI or PRE Reports in a Colorado Custody Battle with John Zervopoulos – Ep. 23

Divorce at Altitude Podcast

A crucial aspect in most custody battles in family law cases is a report from a custody expert, such as a Child Family Investigator or Parental Responsibility Evaluator. 

Ryan Kalamaya  and Dr. John Zervopoulos cover 4 steps to analyze the report and recommendations from a CFI or PRE. 


In This Episode:

–       Reading a CFI or PRE report to see if it matches the recommendations

–       Break down of steps to determine if the report is reliable

–       How to determine if the expert is reliable

–       Determining if the methods used in the report are reliable

–       How to determine if there is a bias in evaluators

–       How to analyze the recommendations from the evaluator 

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About Dr. John Zervopoulos

Dr. John Zervopoulos is a lawyer and board-certified forensic psychologist who runs a forensic consulting service, PsychologyLaw Partners, to help family lawyers understand psychological issues to better witness and expert examinations, develop more compelling case arguments, and identify themes in their cases. 

He has conducted evaluations in more than 400 court-appointed forensic cases and has been an expert witness in more than 100 cases. He has also written hundreds of forensic evaluation reports that have been submitted into evidence or used for settlement purposes.

 Dr. Zervopoulos has also authored Confronting Mental Health Evidence: A Practical PLAN to Examine Reliability and Experts in Family Law and How to Examine Mental Health Experts: A Family Lawyer’s Handbook of Issues and Strategies, both published by the American Bar Association. 

What is Divorce at Altitude? 

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. 

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