• Evaluator in cases of contested child custody and timesharing.
  • Mediator / Arbitrator regarding child custody parenting plans.
  • Parenting coordinator facilitating coparenting.
  • Expert witness in civil law tort litigation

Dr. Zieman is a clinical psychologist specializing in child, family and educational matters. Since 1998 he has focused on court cases involving children and parents.

Concerning child custody and time sharing after separation and divorce, he conducts mediation / arbitration between parents and performs court-appointed child custody evaluations. He also serves as an expert witness when damage claims involving children or schools are litigated.

Prior to 1998, Dr. Zieman served as a child and family psychotherapist, school psychologist, family therapist for the U.S. Army, and hospital psychologist. For more information, see About above.

Custody Evaluation

Parents, households, & children are extensively assessed to determine custody & timesharing in the child(ren)’s best interests. Common issues are: parent mental health, spec. needs children, parent relocation, domestic violence, or child abuse.

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As a Parenting Coordinator or court-appointed Special Master, coparenting is facilitated by regularly scheduled joint meetings with parents to address coparent issues and needed child decisions. Dr. Zieman may also serve as ongoing arbitrator for day-to-day child issues.

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Mediation / Arbitration

For focused decisions, joint parent mediation is done to reach a decision & write a court-ready agreement. Arbitration, if mediation is unsuccessful, is optional.

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Tort Litigation

To assist the Court in determining fault & compensatory damages, the child(ren) or circumstances are assessed by Dr. Zieman as an expert witness. Common are claims of emotional injury, trauma or long-term treatment needs.

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