Cordell & Cordell Executive / Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout and litigation partner Dorothy Walsh Ripka explain the role a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) can play in your custody case.
A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a court-appointed person – usually an attorney – who represents a minor child’s unlawful interest in a divorce. Your job is to consider what is in your child’s best interests and make a recommendation to the court.
While this sounds simple, it can be a complex process as courts tend to give the GAL report a lot of weight. Hence, the way you work with a GAL can have an extreme impact on your case.
If you have any questions about working with a GAL in your case, contact Cordell & Cordell.
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Shawn Garrison is an online editor for Lexicon and focuses on issues related to the legal services of clients Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless articles addressing the unique custody and divorce problems of men and fathers. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal practice and was the content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and other videos on the YouTube channels Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell. Mr. Garrison has managed these clients’ websites and promoted the creation of several of their roles, including the Cordell & Cordell lawyer and office pages, Dad’s divorce newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.