Has anyone been through an Expert witness appointment with a family psychiatrist to have the report be very much swayed in one direction. Some of the recommendations are completely ridiculous (and not based on any facts in the case). He interviewed by phone a few people who deal with our children and some of the things they have said are not correct either but just a vague opinion. One of the people he spoke to was my son's teacher. She said 2 things that were absolutely not correct and if they were, they would have to be in his file for mandatory reporting reasons. I have ordered his file under the FOI act. Aside from that, is it acceptable for me to email the teacher asking her a few questions to clarify the responses she made? I don't know if that is an okay thing to do but her responses don't give a the whole picture of what she is commenting on. When I read the report it was almost like he knew the other party as it goes against all the evidence in our affidavits (and the views of the ICL). My problem is that I am representing myself and very strapped for funds and I've been knocked back for Legal Aid. I am overwhelmed by the report and also unsure of what I can do. I've read I can ask the Expert Report writer 'clarifying questions' (not sure what that means) and that I can cross examine him in family court. I think both of those will cost a lot money (given the report was 14,000) that I don't have and the thought of having to cross examine him is terrifying! I feel like I am stuck with it and the judge will unlikely going against an expert I would think. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.