Sadly, the real danger to you (in terms of your case) is not that the psychologist will care too much and intentionally draft a bad report to spite you but rather that he or she will care too little and deliver a perfunctory, impersonal report. Believe it or not, some psychologists copy and paste whole chunks of evaluations done on other parents and use them for patient after patient after patient.
Such a practice is abominable, but the blame does not rest solely with these corner-cutting psychologists. The expedited, paint-by-numbers process discourages original thinking; it’s sad, but not surprising that many psychologists surrender to the urge to self plagiarize.
The court may strongly consider the psychologist’s opinion about your situation, provided that he or she has a factual basis based on some psychological certainty. However, if the therapist uses certain facts to make a diagnosis, which your attorney later discredits or the court renders inadmissible, then that negative opinion about you can’t be used.
Your attorney can also use a lot of tactics to discredit the diagnosis:
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