Guardian Ad Litem
A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is an individual who is appointed by the Court. His/her job is to determine what custodial and parenting time arrangement would be in your child’s best interest. How the GAL comes to this conclusion is through a thorough investigation of the facts being alleged. GAL’s have the ability to contact your children’s schools, come to your home, interview your children, your family members, school personnel, and any other individual that may help in the investigation. A GAL can also review relevant documents, email communications and other information that could help in his/her investigation. In the end a GAL will provide a detailed report to the Court on his/her recommendations with regard to your children.