A Former Consultant in Custody Matters As of January 1, 2018, Dr. Wexler is not available for testimonial or non-testimonial consultation
Between 2002 and 2016, Dr. Wexler had provided detailed and comprehensive Court Appointed 730 Custody Evaluations in California involving high conflict divorces. However, beginning in 2014, his primary focus in custody matters involved non-testimonial and testimonial consultation in challenging cases.
Dr. Wexler has provided forensic assessments and consultation since 1990, initially as a Navy Psychologist, working with matters involving child abuse and domestic violence, parenting capacity, sexual abuse, perpetrator evaluations, personal injury, fitness for duty, competency, and matters related to criminal assessment.
Roles of the Forensic Consultant:
Dr. Wexler had been frequently retained by independent counsel for 733 reviews, including testimonial assignments, as well as non-testimonial consultation with family law specialist. In this context, roles of the forensic consultant involve:
providing objective reviews of completed psychological evaluations
offering insight regarding the evaluation format and results of psychological testing
assisting counsel in the formulation of case theories, helping to illuminate psychological issues and factors in the case
reviewing the quality of the evaluation as this relates to recommendations provided to the Court which influence Court orders in custody cases
And further, as a consultant, Dr. Wexler can assist in developing questions for direct and cross-examination for trials and depositions.
In addition, Dr. Wexler often consulted with colleagues in complex matters, however, he is no longer available for consultation.
Clearly, novice and experienced Court appointed 730 evaluators frequently benefit from constructive feedback while formulating and completing their detailed assessments.
Dr. Wexler is licensed in California, previously available for consultation nationally. Testimonial consultation in some states may be restricted or limited by individual state rules.