Determining custody

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for parents on important factors to consider in determining their kids' custody arrangements
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Determining custody

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There are many factors to consider in determining custody arrangements for children. We always like to look at the age of the child, the developmental needs of the child and the relationship that that child has with each parent. We also want to look at what’s in the child’s best interest – that is given the age of the child and the assets of each of the parents, which parent is best able to meet the developmental needs of that particular child. We also want to look at some history of the relationship that the parent has had with the child. Which parent has been everyday kind of parent? Or is there a parent who is just the Disneyland kind of parent? So there is a lot of things to consider. There is no hard and fast rules, but we want to consider all of these things to make a determination about what’s a parenting plan that will work for that particular child.
ALL PARENTS, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for parents on important factors to consider in determining their kids' custody arrangements

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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