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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A “Guardian ad litem” (GAL) is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child.” Here, we are talking about a GAL in a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case. The GAL will look into the family situation and advise the court about issues such as: where the children should live most of the time whether the child is being harmed by one parent’s alleged substance abuse more...