A response to a recent Co-Parent Dilemmas podcast episode Debra Finch, attorney and guardian ad litem I recently listened to Diane Dierks’ and Rick Voyles’ podcast called Co-Parent Dilemmas – specifically the episode about Guardians ad litem and whether or not they are truly acting in the best interests of children. I thought some of the… Continue reading Are GALs Really Focused on the Best Interests of Children?
Listen to episode 55 of Co-Parent Dilemmas podcast where Judge Warren Davis (Gwinnett County Superior Court) talks about his experiences with difficult co-parents in the courtroom. Click on the player below. for this episode and many more like it. To listen on your favorite platform (Apple, Google, Spotify, etc.), visit https://pod.link/CPDilemmas. https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1800672.rss
by Diane Woods, Huff & Woods, P.C. | Jan 19, 2022 | NOTE: For the convenience of the reader, Georgia’s Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.9(6), governing the GAL’s written report, is provided throughout the body of this article. The preface of USCR 24.9(6), Written Report, states as follows: Unless otherwise directed by the appointed judge, the GAL… Continue reading Writing a Guardian ad Litem Report for the Superior Courts of Georgia
by Diane Dierks | Jul 6, 2021 | ATLANTA, Georgia – For 20 years, the Center for Navigating Family Change has been providing court-ordered seminars for divorcing parents in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Until COVID shut down the courthouses, the seminars took place in person, but like many organizations, the pandemic forced CNFC to pivot to online services, which… Continue reading Center for Navigating Family Change expanding services to all of Georgia
by Diane Dierks, LMFT | Jun 7, 2021 | 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… Continue reading Celebrating Adulthood: Professional Communities Working Together
by Kelsie Cross, Attorney, Royal-Will Law Firm | Feb 12, 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… 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 | Aug 7, 2020 | 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… Continue reading When Can A Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?