Real Custody Solutions

David J. Mann, Ph.D. is one of the Country’s foremost experts in Child Custody matters. Dr. Mann has over 30 years experience working with children and adults. His doctorial dissertation in 1984 was on “Children’s Adjustment to Divorce.” Dr. Mann is licensed as a Forensic Psychologist, a retired Educational Psychologist, and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. He has conducted over 1,500 forensic evaluations in the area of custody disputes and alleged abuse cases. He has testified over 200 times in various cases.

This Web site is to help parents and professionals better understand the steps and options regarding custody evaluations and other services involving child custody issues. Dr. Mann provides services in the following areas:

  1. Forensic Consultation and Second Opinions

  2. Custody Relocations Consultation

  3. Child Abuse Consultation issues alleged in Custody Litigation

  4. Domestic Violence issues alleged in Custody Litigation

  5. Special Master/Parent Coordinator

  6. Co-Parenting Counseling

Dr. Mann has served on numerous committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of work in his field. He has provided seminars for judges, attorneys, psychologists, and other mental health professionals about issues affecting family and children. Dr. Mann was on the committee for Orange County to develop the Guidelines for Custody and Visitation to assist family mediators, judges, and Evaluators in custody disputes. parenting.pdf

Dr. Mann was an Expert Reviewer for 9 years for the California Board of Psychology when complaints were made against other professionals. Dr. Mann wasFamily Picture   touted by the 4th Appellate District Division Two as, “a highly qualified expert in child sexual abuse.” Dr. Mann provides expert witness assistance to attorneys throughout the United States and consultation services to Evaluators. If you are a parent or professional and want to consult with Dr. Mann, please contact him through phone or E-mail.



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