A child’s voice can get lost when parents fight over custody. The Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to speak for the child in divorce, paternity, guardianship, and grandparent visitation cases.

The job of a GAL is to conduct an investigation and determine what is in the child’s best interests. The GAL then issues a report that outlines the facts and makes recommendations.

How We Help

Donna J. Bays is an experienced GAL who has testified on behalf of children in numerous courts. She does safety checks of each home. She meets with each child and watches the child’s interactions with each member of the household. She talks with each child and interviews key witnesses like teachers and babysitters. She examines key documents like report cards, medical records, drug test results, and school attendance records.