When custody is contested, the child’s or incapacitated adult’s voice can get lost. The Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to speak for the child/incapacitated adult 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/ward’s best interests. The GAL conducts home visits and interviews the parties, children/ward, and anyone else who may be helpful.
Donna J. Bays of Bays Family Law is a trained and experienced GAL. That has testified on behalf of children and wards in numerous courts.
How We Help
We know the law and will take the time to answer your paternity questions. We will give you advice on all aspects of your paternity case, from DNA testing to custody, parenting time, and child support. We take you through the legal process step-by- step. We can help you put your child first by preparing a customized parenting plan. If you and the other parent cannot agree on a parenting plan, our detailed approach to trial and passionate advocacy can tell your story to the judge, so that your concerns are clearly articulated.