I've been working in the divorce field in some capacity for 30 years now. I've seen a huge change in how things work in the court system, starting in the 90s, moving into the early 2000s, and now into the teens and twenties. It's been a real developmental journey. I'm almost tempted to say the… Continue reading Celebrating Adulthood: Professional Communities Working Together
by Kelsie Cross, Attorney, Royal-Will Law Firm | Feb., 2021 | A GAL is appointed to the case, and you want to prepare your child for their first interview with the GAL. As the child’s parent, the child will look to you for direction on who this person is and whether they are safe. How you set the… Continue reading How Do I Explain the Role of a GAL to My Child?
by Erik Chambers, Partner, Stern-Edlin Family Law, P.C.| Jan. 9, 2021 | You are in the middle of a custody dispute, and the Court appoints a Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interest of your child. That sounds good, but what does this mean for your case practically? What will the Guardian ad Litem do? The primary… Continue reading The Court Appointed a GAL in Your Case – Now What?
by Coleman Legal Group, LLC | Feb 26, 2018 | Family law courts in Georgia (probably in other states also) have the power to appoint a ‘guardian ad litem’ in domestic relations cases involving a minor child. A family law judge may do so if: he or she believe that an objective third person can inform the court of… Continue reading Tips for Working With a Guardian Ad Litem in Georgia
by Daniel Bloom, Richardson, Bloom & Lines In many circumstances, children are overwhelmed with the changes that are going on around them in a divorce or custody dispute. They may want to have a say in where they live or how often they see one parent or the other. The law addresses this issue by giving… Continue reading When Can A Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?