I know that this (PA) is a hotly contested topic, here and in every state. I’ve read in this forum that if a judge “suspects” alienation, they should require an evaluation.
My ex has been diagnosed as bipolar. He does not take medication for it. He was first diagnosed with bipolar ten years ago, after he assaulted me with a knife and was court ordered to get mental health help. I have in my possession those papers, from the psychiatrist who treated him. The diagnosis was bipolar, and he was prescribed medication to treat it. The follow-up report has the psychiatrist reporting that my ex responded quite well to the medication and that my ex told the psychiatrist he had “never felt better in his life.” This report was sent to me by my attorney at that time, so I am legally in possession of them.
Obviously, this is a very, very dysfunctional story, and I realize that I too have issues. I’m being treated for PTSD and have followed all recommendations since this all began again last December. I asked the judge in our May hearing for her to order a psychological evaluation on him as well, but she told me that only if I could give her a reason at the PERM hearing for it would she order it. I have since found the psychiatrist’s report about the bipolar diagnosis. Can I use those to show the judge? AT the temp hearing, my ex actually said this. “I have had numerous diagnoses over the years and the last one was normal.” If it weren’t so serious, it would be absolutely comical, a statement like that! Obviously, he went psychiatrist shopping until he got a psychiatrist to find him “normal.” I know this man. He IS bipolar. I have so much saved email showing his delusions of grandeur, etc, but I’ve been told that since they are now old they are worthless. So what about the psychiatrist’s report? It’s not like bipolar clears up like a common cold.
Sorry for the super long post. If you can help me figure out how to show this judge what is being done TO my children and how to handle these issues of psychological evaluations, I would greatly appreciate it.