Dr. Melanie English is a highly experienced parenting evaluator, Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and licensed clinical psychologist. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in developmental psychology. Dr. English has also served as an expert witness, mediator and risk assessor.

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Dr. English provides several forensic services including court appointments as a parenting evaluator or Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem. Other services include work product reviews, adoption pre and post reports, and trial consultation.

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Getting divorced, separating from your partner, single parenting and trying to co-parent may likely be some of the most stressful things you will experience. There are changes on every level, and here are your children, the most important thing in your life, who will be experiencing the changes as well.

Finalizing your parenting plan lets both parents and children know when they will be together. This helps to create new roles, clear expectations and a new lifestyle which will help everyone succeed. When the details of a schedule, holidays and vacations are established, you and your child can learn new routines, create new traditions and move forward. Ultimately, this will help you focus on the job you love—being their parent.

Court Appointed Services

  • Parenting plan evaluations
  • Home study evaluations for out of county cases
  • Adoption pre and post-placement reports
  • Guardian Ad Litem appointments

Additional Forensic Services

  • Work-Product reviews
  • Expert witness services
  • Consultation for family law professionals
  • Trial consultation for attorneys
  • Presentations, speaking engagements and trainings
  • Mediation services for parenting plan disputes