The Court may require that a family participate in out-patient counseling with a licensed mental health professional. This may occur when family disputes have become so bad that a child caught up in the middle is in danger and counseling would be in the child’s best interests.
The Court will consider the financial abilities of the parties and will make appropriate orders concerning the payment of the costs of the counseling. Insurance might be able to be used to assist the parties to obtain this important counseling.
The maximum period of time that the Court may Order this counseling is for one year.
Many, but not most, mental health counselors have experience with this type of family counseling.
There are many ways to obtain assistance through this process. There are self-help clinics, non-profit organizations, private attorneys, tax-payer based family law services, mental health professionals, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coaches, accountants, friends, family, internet resources, books, periodicals, State Bar of California resources, document preparers, school officials, and law enforcement agencies.
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