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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

Note: This article is about guardian ad litems in the state of Maine. This role, and the process around a guardian ad litem may be different in other states. A “guardian ad litem” (GAL) is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child.” Here, we are talking about a GAL in a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case. The GAL more...