Are GALs Really Focused on the Best Interests of Children?

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?

How Do I Explain the Role of a GAL to My Child?

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?

The Court Appointed a GAL in Your Case – Now What?

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?