Qualified Child Custody and Child Welfare Expert

For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact: andrea@solomonfamilysolutions.com or 423-599-9968

Educated. Knowledgeable. Experienced.

Andrea Chase, M.S., J.D., is uniquely qualified to assist families and attorneys in custody and visitation disputes, child welfare matters, child abuse prevention, and termination of parental rights. Andrea has over 30,000 hours of personal, educational and professional experience in child development, psychology, counseling, special education, therapy, jurisprudence and issues surrounding domestic violence, high conflict divorce, contested child custody matters, adoption home studies, and termination of parental rights. Andrea is adept in case file review, insightful and in depth parent - child behavioral observations, adult and child forensic interviewing techniques, professional and succinct report writing, in depth recommendations and persuasive expert witness testimony. With these skills, Andrea is able to provide helpful and objective insight into the parent and child relationship that will assist in the development of an appropriate and ideal plan for the best interests of the child.

Affordable Home Studies and Parenting Evaluation Services

In-depth and personalized services to assist families, attorneys, and/or the court develop the most ideal parenting plan for the best interest of the child. Unique personal, educational, and professional experience to provide expert insight into the parent-child relationship. Services include: extensive case file review, in home observations, in depth interviews, professional report writing, recommendations, and persuasive expert testimony.

Case File Review

Experienced review of court documents, medical records, psychological reports, DCS reports, and other social service provider reporting.

In Home Observations and In Depth Interviews

Insightful and objective in-home observations made during parent and child visitations. Interviews with relevant people, such as parents, child, extended family, counselors, therapists, and teachers.

Report Writing and Recommendations

Professional and objective report writing to provide written documentation of observations and opinion of parent and child bond, attachment, and relationship. The report will also include recommendations based on the best interest of the child standard.

Expert Witness Testimony

Persuasive expert testimony to provide the court with insight into the parent - child relationship, bond, and attachment.

Expert Insight for the Best Interest of the Child

Research has shown that children do best in their psycho-social and emotional development when they are able to have a relationship with both of their parents - father and mother. Unfortunately, not all parents or guardians understand the developmental and emotional importance of both parents being a part of a child's life, which often leads to custody and visitation disputes. Of course, there are also possible issues, other factors, or allegations that may prevent or raise concern about a parent having a relationship with their child, such as abusive conduct, domestic violence, criminal behavior, drug or alcohol addiction, which creates a greater need for professional insight, observation, review, and recommendations on how best to decide the emotional and developmental well being of a child trapped in such unfortunate and painful circumstances. High conflict divorce, domestic violence, drug addiction and alcoholism, or other issues that may result in child custody disputes are very emotional, complex, and expensive; they should not be done without an attorney, and they should not be done without an expert to help determine what is in the best interest of the child. Andrea Chase, M.S., J.D., and her team can be the experts that provide the court with the necessary insight and recommendations that will result in a custody and visitation plan that will truly be in the best interest of the child.