Focused Assessment (FA)

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Focused Assessments take approximately 60 days to complete, depending on the questions answered.   If you or your attorney believe such an evaluation may assist in your case, the following sample Order Of Appointment may be used to begin the process:


Step 1

 

Complete Initial Documents. If Dr. DiCarlo has already been appointed to conduct your evaluation, you can download and complete the initial documents here. Each party will need to submit a completed and signed consent form and background questionnaire, which can be emailed directly to Dr. DiCarlo.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS EMAILS, TEXT MESSAGES, RECORDINGS, ETC. TO YOUR SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME. THESE MAY BE REQUESTED LATER DURING THE PROCESS.

 

If you prefer to complete the background questionnaire as a MS Word Document, please download a copy here.


Step 2

 

Submit Payment. The Advance Fee (retainer) is $4000.  The Order Of Appointment will specify the fee split for the parties.  Each responsible party should pay their initial designated portion of the advance fee. Payments can be made by check, cash, or securely online by all major credit cards here:


Step 3

 

Attorney Call. Once the above steps are completed, Dr. DiCarlo will request a call with your attorneys (if represented), in order to discuss the circumstances of your case.


Step 4

 

Initial Appointments. The evaluation begins with an initial interview of each parent or litigant in the case, at which time the evaluation process will be explained in further.