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Unique to Canada, this new publication reviews the role that custody assessors play in the judicial decision-making process. It establishes best practices in light of the most relevant social science literature and applicable caselaw in an effort to aid mental health and family law professionals. Topics covered include the evolution of custody law; the methodology and process in child custody assessments; a deconstruction of clinical assessments; post-assessment activities, critiques, second opinions, and testifying at trial; formulating parenting plans; and sole, joint, and parallel parenting in the literature and in the courts.