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Re: Biased Guardian Ad Litem [Re: gr8Dad]
      #777284 - 02/09/12 09:30 AM

i tried to have my GAL removed. didnt work

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Re: Biased Guardian Ad Litem [Re: KDogg]
      #777331 - 02/09/12 04:59 PM

You said:

Just wondering if anyone has ever challenged a GAL's recommendations and gotten a ruling overturned because the GAL was biased. If so, I'd like some input on the matter.

My response:

Just because you don't agree with the GAL's decision does not make them biased.

You said:

- Met with me once for about 15-20 minutes but cut me off on just about everything I had to say, especially if it wasn't favorable to my ex or her mother

My response:

And there's why the GAL ruled the way he did. It's usually not a good idea to speak negatively about the other parent. A good rule of thumb is to speak about your child and how what you want is in the child's best interests without saying one negative thing about the other parent.

You pretty much hung yourself in your interview with the GAL.

Whether or not it is alarming that the GAL didn't speak to the child would depend on the age of the child.


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Re: Biased Guardian Ad Litem [Re: Goodmom]
      #777336 - 02/09/12 06:18 PM

You may always challenge a GAL's recommendation. That is what trials are for. At trial you seek to undermine the training, methodology and conclusions of the GAL. I have had Judges rule inconsistently with a GAL's recommendations on many occasions.

I also agree that because a GAL disagrees with your position does not make them biased. In some cases they are wrong. In others they are probably correct. That does make them inappropriately biased.


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Re: Biased Guardian Ad Litem [Re: Goodmom]
      #777372 - 02/10/12 11:36 AM

Wow, more REALLY bad advice. Did you catch the part where the GAL stated that they spoke to the child, but the child said it didn't happen. That's called a lie, in court, its called perjury.

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Re: Biased Guardian Ad Litem [Re: gr8Dad]
      #777407 - 02/10/12 05:16 PM

You said:

Wow, more REALLY bad advice.

My response:

BAER.

You said:

Did you catch the part where the GAL stated that they spoke to the child, but the child said it didn't happen.

My response:

Because kids never lie and tell you what you want to hear. BAER

You said:

That's called a lie, in court, its called perjury.

My response:

Unless it's the kid that told the lie.....

And still doesn't change the FACT that you DON'T BADMOUTH the other parent to the person who has influence with the judge's decision. Reeks of potential parental alienation.

As I stated before, it's not bias simply because one doesn't agree with the GAL's decision.


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