expert opinion

  • Darrow & Darrow 2015 FamCA 597

    by - Oct 23, 2015
    The father applied to admit affidavits from four witnesses about the father’s parenting capacity. The judge ruled that the evidence offered by each person could be given by the father himself and did not require expert opinion.  The...
  • Thornton & Thornton 2015 FamCA 92

    by - Jun 29, 2015
      A mother alleged that two girls aged 3 and 6 years had been subjected to sexual abuse by their father. The mother submitted 169 items of information to support her concerns. The judge found that,...
  • NM, DOHS & BS 2004 VChC 1

    by - Mar 4, 2015
    An expert described an attachment bond as a psychological bond between a child and a primary carer in which the child looks to the carer for comfort and soothing in times of stress and anxiety. The expert...
  • Beazley & Andreopolis 2009 FamCA 567

    by - Mar 3, 2015
    The judge noted that it can be good practice for an expert to refer to two versions based on the facts provided by each party and then to provide expert opinion based on each version being accepted,...
  • R v Carol Mathey (2007) VSC 398

    by - Mar 3, 2015
    A judge ruled that if evidence tendered as expert opinion evidence is to be admissible, it must be agreed or demonstrated that there is a field of ‘specialised knowledge.’  There must be an identified aspect of...
  • Cooper & Cooper 2012. FMCAfam 789

    by - Mar 3, 2015
    A separating couple agreed to refer their child to a child and family psychologist for 10 sessions, with both parents initially attending sessions.  The father then ceased bringing the child to sessions citing other priorities.  The...