Disciplines Overlap in Family Law Cases

By Attorney Gregg Herman
April 1, 2006

As divorce lawyers, we are intimately aware of the overlapping relationship between psychology and family law.

In certain cases, we feel that we are practicing more psychology than law. At the same time, it is also not uncommon for clients who are in counseling to report discussions with a therapist which dangerously tread on the line of practicing law without a license — or even cross the line. Yet, until recently, it was rare that family law legal professionals worked in tandem, or even com- municated, with mental health professionals. The intersection is most dramatic — and important — when it comes to issues involving children.

This article originally appeared in Wisconsin Law Journal.

Attorney Gregg Herman is a founding partner of Loeb & Herman S.C. in Milwaukee, WI. He practices family law exclusively, and can be reached via e-mail or by calling (414) 272-5632.