Robert A. Simon,Ph.D. is an expert witness, child custody evaluator, child custody consultant, and custody mediator with over 30 years of experience in custody forensic psychology. This presentation is provides the attorney with an understanding of the role of "attachment" in the custody decision. Dr. Simon addresses the weight of attachment at the various ages of development of the child. Consider the factor of attachment in the determination of best interests. This presentation will give you some familiarity with the literature on attachment for psychological use in forensic psychology.Attachment is best described and cannot be measured. Consider the age of the child and the value of home observations in an evaluation. The recognition of attachment plays a role in the approach to reunions of parent and child. If you litigate or mediate custody, the knowledge from this presentation by Dr. Simon is a must.