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The Methodological Problems of the Complex Forensic Psychological-Psychiatric Examination in the Matter of Bringing-up Children by Separated Parents 1902
The article is devoted to the development of theoretical and methodological problems in forensic psychological-psychiatric examination in the civil process in the matter of bringing-up children by parents living apart: in determining the child's place of residence or the order of meetings with child by the non-resident parent. The psychological content of the legal concept “child’s interests” is described. The theoretical and methodological analysis of the family legislation, the principles of the forensic expertology and the data from 80 complex forensic psychological-psychiatric examinations in the civil cases of disputes over child-rearing conducted on the basis of The Serbsky National Research Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry of the Ministry of Health was carried out and as a result the main expertise concepts subsequent upon the content of art. 25, 65 and 66 of the RF Family Code were developed for the first time. Three phases of complex forensic-expert investigations are presented: individual diagnostics of the family members, diagnostics of the family relationships and the impact of the family situation on the mental development of a child. The models of experts’ (a psychologist and a psychiatrist) interaction are developed and the boundaries of their competence are defined.
Keywords: child’s interests, Family Code, complex forensic psychological and psychiatric examination, forensic psychological examination, child rights, child up-bringing, forensic expertology
Column: Parent-Child Relationships