How to Remove Your Guardian ad Litem

Everyone hates their Guardian ad litem.  Everyone.  And, at some point, almost everyone asks how they can have their Guardian ad litem removed. I hear all the time that they’re totally biased.  That the GAL is probably sleeping with the child’s father.  (True story, I’ve heard that!)  That they aren’t doing their job.  That they…

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Virginia Mother’s BEWARE of Guardian Ad Litem in Child Custody Cases

When custody of your children is in dispute, or sometimes, when visitation cannot be agreed to by the parents, courts will often appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the “best interest” of your Children.. Don’t Assume The Guardian Ad Litem will Share Your View A Guardian ad Litem, often referred to as a GAL,…

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Working with a GAL

Guardians ad litem – attorneys appointed to represent the interests of the child(ren) involved in your family law case – are scary. They’re necessary, too, because in a lot of cases, they’re really the only ones with the ability to look at both sides and make a recommendation to the judge. But…they make a recommendation…

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How to LOSE your Virginia custody case

On Monday, we talked about what you need to do to make sure you WIN your custody case.  If you haven’t already had a chance to read it, you definitely should. Today, I’m going to tackle the other side of the issue: what kinds of things can you do to make sure you’ll LOSE your…

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Beware the Guardian ad Litem

If a Guardian ad litem has been appointed in your custody case, things are definitely going to be a whole lot trickier. Whether you’re representing yourself or have an attorney representing you in your upcoming custody case, you’re going to have to be sure that you’re prepared to think critically, be strategic, and avoid some…

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Virginia Mother’s Beware–Guardian Ad Litem (part B)

As a Mother, when dealing with a Guardian Ad Litem in your child custody case: Don’t Exaggerate, Understate.–when explaining the difficulties you are encountering with the father of your child, narrow the focus and the conversation to the top 1 or 2 issues. Focus on the most critical issue and be organized about your concerns….

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Practice Areas [breadcrumb] Our Team of Experienced Attorneys Are Ready to Aid Women in Virginia with Child Support Representation You want what’s best for your child, and that includes financial support. In the event that things don’t work out with your child’s father, you owe it to your child to pursue child support. How do…

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