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Dr. Kraus has provided our family with the best possible care with a down to earth, personal approach.
Dr Louis Kraus is a crook. Do not use him for custody cases. He will say anything for the attorney paying his fees. He should lose his license.
This man is a complete moron and doesn't care about the best interests of children involved in custody cases. Stay away, he couldn't be any worse.
Dr. Kraus is an extremely well educated child psychiatrist, as well as a forensic psychiatrist. One side is always going to not favor what Dr Kraus has to say. Dr. Kraus does nothing but invest his time improving the. Juvenal system both here and through out thre country. Before you slander a pioneer in our field door your research! Who do you think is responsible for the execution of children under the age if 18 being outlawed. Not to mention this Dr. See' some of the sickest children in the Chicagoland area. I guess you don become the Chief of a psych program if your a fraud!
This "Dr" is absolutely the worst evaluator in my opinion and thankfully the judge in our divorce agreed. The judge reviewed Kraus' report and basically said it was poorly organized, illogical, biased and gave virtually no weight to the findings. I will not go into great detail, but suffice to say, Kraus is a hired gun, many times retained by the more unscrupulous family law firms. He bullied and coerced my kids in an attempt to sway their interviews, made them uncomfortable and charged tens of thousands of dollars in fees. In short, as others have said, he embodies everything that is wrong with family court and the countless parasites that make their living in this area. My advice is to avoid him and request another evaluator.
Krauss, does not care about the children. He cares about getting paid. His evaluations are scattered. He should be reported to counsel. He evaluates kids on one visit. He does not check the doctors, schools, nothing. He is a horrible evaluator and I would run ,and ask for a change if you get this person.
Dr. Kraus was the 604B evaluator in my son's custody case a few years ago. He was extremely professional, thorough, prompt, and most importantly, went out of his way to build a trusting relationship with my son. His reports were very detailed and fair. I very strongly recommend hiring Dr. Kraus.
stay clear the doctor is hear...to not listen to you and to prescribe excessive amounts of medication.
This Doctor , cares nothing about children ,if he did , he would pay more attention to who is really taking care of them. He is a hired gun. Stay away from this man.
This doctor put a child on a medication that made him extremely volatile and got him kicked out of his residential placement for that reason. He never spoke to the parents directly or listened to the parents' concerns. He never talked to the child directly. The child kept reporting the negative effects of the medication, but this doctor didn't care about him or his parents.
Dr Kraus as others have said is a professional witness. During the initial interview he went out of his way to tell me several times how unbiased he was (doth protest too much, methinks). He even said that those who had written poor reviews of him on-line where people he wrote unfavorable evaluations about and where just upset. In my evaluation he couldnât even put together a clear recommendation for custody or visitation. Despite an agreed order that joint custody had to be severed, which Dr Kraus was made aware of, he didnât write an opinion for either parent to have Sole Legal Custody. I like to think it was because he may have had a little bit of integrity and he couldnât bring himself to actually choose the person that hired him. Dr Kraus never visited the homes of either parent. He was very quick to adopt the opinion that the financial disparity between the parents was source of our issues, but never mentioned the fact that the less financially able parent only had a part time job and was working beneath their skill level. I came out on top in the overall litigation but I still lost because I had to pay for this evaluation and the one before it and for a nice chunk of the other parentâs attorneyâs fees as well. I couldâve paid for my childâs first two years of college (including room and board) in what I paid for in evaluations alone. Dr Kraus is an enabler of this broken system and a byproduct of the greed and poor judgment this system has created. The truly sad thing is I think he is a smart man with a talent. However, his ego and being on Anderson Cooper is more important to him than your child or doing his duty as a doctor.
I echo all the reviews that say , stay away. He was hired. How could a man that is doing a Custody Case on a child who he describes has ADHD not call his pediatricians or a therapist who the child was seeing? His evaluation didn't even make sense ,when describing the father in the case as a person who is not helping his child to get therapy and not paying for his children ,but hurting them psychologically and showing his children emails going back and forth. His reports are not in a cohesive format, the timeline is laughable when speaking about a father having a baby with a babysitter , and in 2009 , the son who has ADHD , is having severe problems, but the father could care less. The father spent thousands of dollars fighting not to get treatment for his son , blaming it on the mother, when the mother is advocating for her son. The outcome is the son needs therapy and he recommends sole Custody to the Dad, but doesn't say why, never calls the schools, or the doctors . The mother has been the kids advocates keeping them on track and a great mom, from all of us. Dr. Krauss is a Fraud, stay away.
Dr Kraus is a professional wittness available to the highest bidder - he was hired by my ex's law firm to conduct a child custody evaluation. He was unprofessional, biased, charged high fees and made my children uncomfortable. I echo the other negative reviews on this site. He is completly unorganized and his written "findings" were often misquoted and illogical. Thankfully, the Judge, after reviewing Kraus' report on child custody, said he had never seen such a disorganized and irrational report and set aside Kraus' reccomendations. Not to put to fine a point on my experience, but this guy will say and write anything the party hiring him asks him to with no regard for the children involved or the parents. He has little or no crediblity in court and will charge incredible fees. Do not under any circumstances use him and if your soon to be ex spouse attempts to hire him be sure and retain your own competent professional to offset this "Doctor's" biased report.
Dr. Kraus is nearly always available by phone and easy to make appointments with. He's conservative with approach to diagnosing and prescribing. He acts as a private psyciatrist for 2 of our teenage children. We think very highly of him.
I recommend that you avoid Dr.Kraus
Kraus was privately hired by a prestigious law firm to custom make, a tailor made, psychological report involving child custody, in order to make their client come out on top. Kraus made the parties jump through hoops, creating the illusion he was doing his job. However, in the end, Kraus offered a unfounded report of his opinion for sole custody to the mother, yet he never substantiated his opinion or findings, whatsoever. There is no question, Louis Kraus' professional misconduct was surmounting throughout the entire process within his duties and responsibilities as a "trusted psychologist". His verbal comments were completely contradictory to what he reported within his evaluation. It would be of no surprise to find that he has "performed" like this many times in the past, when being privately obtained. As a result of Kraus' report, the children in question have had negative experiences. Meaning ... the children have suffered as a direct result of Louis Kraus' involvement.
My child has Asperger's and looks at the worldfrom a very different view as the rest of us. In his teenage years he became very moody and very confued about the opposite sex. When his first love broke his heart he became inconsolable He is now getting help in a residential setting because he was properly diagnosed and plaved. Dr. Kraus helped him to get the help he needed. Dr. Kraus loves kids and understands Asperger's kids. He is working to make their lives better. I recomend Dr. Kraus to anyone serious about getting a good diagnosis.
Do not let this professional witness near your child if you can help it. He charges outrageous fees and is nothing more than a professional witness for the highest bidder. Why his opinion is sought after is beyond the scope of rationality.
Really cared about my son. Gave him the help he needed. He is doing fantastic now.
This man should not be doing psychiatry. He should be selling timeshare. Please do not consider him for any healthy advice.Do not waste your time with this man.
This doctor helped me sooo much when I was a child! He listened and went to bat for me as his patient many times, now I am 30 yrs old with a great life, which without his help would never have happened! Thankyou Dr. Krause!!!!
I found him to be dishonest & more like a politician than a psych dr. He cares more about the establishment than they young patient. He has little compassion for what schools actions regarding a child can have on this child.
Dr. Krauss is a professional witness, the sort who will say what you want him to for a fee. If you actually want serious treatment though, he is useless.I had a child who had serious mood and self control problems. Dr. Krauss said he had ADD and put him on Adderal. Kid went downhill fast. Eventually we took him to someone else and identified his bipolar disorder, and he responded well to medication. Bottom line: Stay away. This man in clinically incompetent.