Guardian ad litem


The GAL can talk to anybody that has anything to do with the child(ren) or the situation that required the GAL to be appointed. There is no set list, the GAL gets information from Social Services, schools, etc and they decide who they want to talk to. There also no set time on the investigation, each case is different. The Court listen to what the GAL has to report well and takes both that and what Social Services reports before making any decisions.


Who can the Guardian ad litem question, and who makes up the list of people to be questioned? How much weight does the court put on their recomendation? How much time do they usually spend on their investigation?

Susan V. Parsons