Q: I do not understand why the Judge appointed a Guardian Ad Litem when I have always done everything for the children, i.e., take them to school, help them with their homework, take them to their pediatrician, dentist, etc.
Many judges will routinely appoint a GAL when both sides are seeking custody. If one party requests a GAL and the other is opposed, the judge will usually allow both sides to state their position, prior to making a decision. If there are any allegations of abuse or neglect, it is more likely that the judge will appoint a GAL.
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