Can I request a mental exam as part of a Missouri divorce or custody action?

Yes, a mental exam may be ordered during a divorce or custody proceeding, but Missouri courts do not take these requests lightly. There must be a compelling reason to ask for a mental exam, and a party's mental health must be at issue to begin with. Many times, if a request for mental exam comes up, the court will order both spouses to undergo the exams.

Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced extensi… Read More