ED Magedson – Founder
Bruce Harshman, MFT14724 Ventura Blvd Suite 1100 Sherman Oaks, California USA
Bruce Harshman, MFT Dr.Bruce De Wayn Harshman, Psy.Ed, MFT Driving up his billing when you are at your most vulnerable during Child Custody Evaluation Sherman Oaks California
Beware, Harshman's modus operandi is rather than be a fair and equitable in child custody evaluations, Harshman's method is to capriciously weight the scale to one parent, rather than approve the usual 50-50 parental custodies, resulting in prolonged billing opportunities for him. Harshman is gender neutral, usually siding with the parent with most resources. Harshman doesn't bother interviewing key people, such as grandparents, and then recommends children be separated from those key people.
Harshman cancels appointments, Superior court judges called during my appointments, likely to demand he finish his long-delayed reports which have delayed cases on their dockets. Harshman continually pleads health issues, but attorneys have seen him in court when he has cancelled because of sickness. In my case, his report took two years rather than the court mandated 14 weeks maximum. Family Court does not enforce it's 14 week limit rule on completing child custody reports and Harshman takes extreme advantage of that.
Harshman works the court system knowing that he is immune and the judges usually rubber-stamp his recommendations, just wanting to close cases. Harshman has no effective judicial or administrative oversight and he knows it. Toothless CA Court of Appeals findings against Harshman of unacceptable work and non-interviews of key people in cases, Superior court removal from its public lists of private child custody evaluators have failed to stop him. Harshman continues to appear regularly in court and lying about being de-listed. It seems to make no difference to judges and if you choose Harshman and the judge appoints him you do it at your peril as many others have discovered. Innocuous statements are twisted out of context beyond all recognition. Psychological and personality tests are staged and canned results are cherry-picked for a slanted recommendation without regard to the actual test results.
There isn't enough time to describe how bad this guy can get and has as he's been doing it to hundreds over ten years. If you can avoid any contact with Harshman, in any framework, I would recommend that.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/24/2014 04:43 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bruce-Harshman-MFT/Sherman-Oaks-California-91403/Bruce-Harshman-MFT-DrBruce-De-Wayn-Harshman-PsyEd-MFT-Driving-up-his-billing-when-yo-1133303. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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