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Dear Attorneys,


My attorney recommended that we retain a guardian ad litem, but I don’t want to. Can’t we just do the matter without one?



Guardian Clueless


Dear Guardian,

You can certainly try to negotiate a parenting plan with out a guardian ad litem (GAL). However, if your attorney recommended it, it may be because you and your co-parent are simply not in agreement about how to move forward with a parenting plan.  A GAL will advocate for your children’s best interests. He or she will not be pushing for what either you, or your co-parent, want, but rather, a parenting plan that will most benefit the child(ren). It may be something to consider and you should discuss further with your attorney. GALs are often beneficial in matters and you may find that it helps to resolve the matter more quickly.


Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder. We handle all forms of family law matters.  We are realistic and up front with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at


Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group


*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.


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