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Guardian ad litem??

How would one help a difficult custody and visitioation case with a mentally ill father dangerous father that has not been a part of my daughters life.

I know he is crazy and dangerous
his mother knows he is crazy and dangerrous
police knows he is crazy and dangerous
DCF knows he crazy and dangerous
court personelle sees it

EXCEPT THE JUDGE.. Its always he didnt harm her yet and he has to harm her first before he is considered dangerous and its 'in the best interest of the child' and ' fathers' rights.. sometimes fathers, just like some mothers are NOT FIT..

I think a guardian ad litem would help greatly.. I read that they are usually mental health professionals or lawyers.

Do they observe people and situations.. how does it work exactly?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on May. 19, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (3)
  • they are a HUGE Help... They speak for the child and they observe both homes and show up unannounced etc... talk to child alone etc... Then they report to the judge of what they observed.

    Answer by angelrach86 at 9:28 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Judges rely heavily on the GAL's report. GAL's talk to and observe both parents.


    Answer by meooma at 9:36 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • They help by observing parents behavior and yes the judge listens to them.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 3:30 PM on May. 20, 2011