Family Reports

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A Family Report is a comprehensive independent assessment of the family unit that is prepared by our highly experienced psychologist. A Family Report is used to assist parties when determinations are being made about the best parenting arrangements for children.

At Family Psych Matters, we offer a comprehensive and independent Family Report to assist parties in making informed decisions that prioritise the well-being of the children. We understand that going through a separation can be an emotionally challenging time for families, especially when it comes to determining the best parenting arrangements for children.

Our highly experienced psychologist, conducts a thorough assessment of the family unit, analysing factors that may impact the children’s development and well-being. This includes examining their relationship with each parent and each parent’s capacity to care for them both in the short and long term.

Our Family Report comprises detailed background information about each party involved in the proceedings, any issues pertaining to the dispute, and any other relevant observations. We ensure that children’s voices are heard throughout the legal process and that their opinions and concerns are taken into account.

Additionally, our Family Report contains our professional assessment of the family and her recommendations for the most beneficial parenting arrangements for the children. We prioritise the children’s needs and strive to achieve the most desirable outcome for their care and development.

At Family Psych Matters, we believe that every child has a right to a stable, safe, and wholesome family life. We are committed to providing a comprehensive, independent, and professional assessment that can assist parties and the court in making informed decisions that prioritise the well-being and best interests of the children.

A Family Report can assist the Court with its recommendation process by assessing:
The process in completing a Family Report:


After commissioning a Family Report, our experienced psychologist will arrange interviews and observation sessions with the parents and children who are the subject of the report


Meetings concerning all parties involved in the Family Report, including respective children and significant other parties, will be undertaken by our psychologist.


Interviews will be conducted with all parties involved to ascertain their views, concerns, proposals and responses to the issues in the dispute and observations made of the children with each parent. The observation will not occur if a child does not meet the age requirements or does not wish to be interviewed.


During the interview and observation sessions, we devote adequate time to engage with the children and create a comfortable environment to facilitate their participation. At Family Psych Matters, we prioritise the safety and well-being of children, our compassionate and empathetic approach ensures that their emotional needs are met throughout the process.

A Family Report may address the following:

Tips to ensure your children are prepared for their interview and assessment for the Family Report:

Fee: $7,000 + GST

Note: Fee is for report writing only, other fees may be incurred if required. Find out more

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