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Who Represents Children in Custody Matters?

The differences between GAL, Child Representative and Attorney for the Child By Gretchen V. Schrader In order to protect your children’s best interests in a divorce or parentage case, the judge may choose to appoint an attorney to represent your children. The judge may do this of his or her own volition, or one of the parents might request it. This usually happens if the parents are struggling to reach an agreement regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities (specifically, parenting time and decision-making). The person being appointed is an attorney, but they can take on various roles. There are three
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Categories: Child Custody and Child Support.