A Guardian Ad Litem is a person appointed by the Courts to represent the best interest of the child(ren) involved in a legal case. Our role is to gather information about the issues causing conflict between the parents and the source(s) of stress these issues may create on the child(ren). As GAL’s we typically interview and gather information from the parents, child(ren), teachers, pediatricians, therapist and support systems for the family. GAL’s make recommendations to the courts as to the best course of action to reduce or eliminate those conflicts/stress for the family. The GAL is the voice of the child(ren) and speaks on their behalf in court.