Forensic Psychology or Legal Assessments:
Comprehensive Assessment for court purposes can be relatively time-consuming, in that there is a need for extended interviews, personality assessments and, at times, cognitive assessments. Different reports in different jurisdictions have different requirements, therefore, there is no standard Schedule of Fees.
If you require a family court assessment, please complete the request for single expert form and a quote will be provided on application. For all other matters, please contact us with your request so that we can give a reasonable estimate once we know exactly what is required.
An hourly rate applies for the following:
- Family Court assessments
- Presentence investigation reports
- Immigration assessments
- Criminal injury assessments
The rate will vary depending on the complexity. Please contact us to discuss your needs. Please note that legal assessments are not exempt from GST. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends that psychologists charge 1.5 times the scheduled fee to appear at court as an expert witness.
Family Court Assessments
For Family Court assessments, please follow the instructions here: Request for Single Expert. A quote will be provided upon return of a fully completed form. Remember that legal assessments are not exempt from GST.
DCP / Children's Court Assessments
Assessments for the Department of Communities or Children's Court are costed per the DCP / Children's Assessment Request Form. A quote will be provided upon the return of a fully completed form. Remember that legal assessments are not exempt from GST.
Forensic Psychology Advice:
Rates for advice relating to Family Court situations are provided on application. Please contact us to discuss your needs.