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Yes they can be used ,
She would have to subpoena for the records to be released and also prove why those records are relevant to the case at hand.
It is usually the judge makes the final decision whether or not the records are to be released .
Once that is done the records can be reviewed by both parties within the judges chambers or within a closed courts .
med records are definitely available to be used in court.
I think it depends on the judge for counselling records. I think it is kind of rude to demand exact accountings of what a child is talking about in sessions as it may tend to prevent needed counselling from taking place, in the short or long term.
Most children who are over a certain age appreciate privacy and supeonaing counselor records could back-fire.