Guardian Ad Litem
A Guardian ad litem or GAL is usually a divorce lawyer appointed by the divorce court to interview the divorcing spouses, the children, and third-party witnesses such as physicians, teachers, and counselors, and to prepare a report for the court with recommendations as to custody, parental responsibilities, parenting time and visitation. A Child Representative is usually a divorce lawyer also appointed by the Divorce Court to represent the interests of the child in the divorce court proceedings.
The GAL and/or Child Representative is usually paid for by one or both of the parties. The costs related to the work performed by a GAL and/or Child Representative may be substantial. The skilled Crystal Lake divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates PC have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise with respect to working with GALs and Child Representatives.
Bruning & Associates PC has offices conveniently located near you in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. Please contact Bruning & Associates PC to schedule your free consultation regarding your divorce case and to answer any questions you may have related to the appointment of a GAL and/or child representative in your divorce case.
Serving divorce clients with respect to guardian ad litem (‘GAL’) and child representative matters in Northern Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, McHenry County, Lake County, Will County, Boone County, DeKalb County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, and Winnebago County.