Can I Challenge or Dispute the Findings of a GAL Report?
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) report can be disputed or challenged. If parties to a disputed custody or parenting plan action retained the services of a GAL, and the GAL report came back not as you expected, speak with your attorney about whether or not you should challenge the report and what are your chances of success.
Courts do give a lot of weight and credibility to a GAL. However, a GAL is simply another witness in your case and as such, can be cross examined as to their findings, facts, and recommendations. It is not advisable for someone that does not have an attorney to undergo this task of challenging a GAL report because it is very technical and experience is key.
Give us a call for a free phone consultation if you have a custody issue and think you might benefit from having an attorney or a GAL.