The recommendation of the GAL is always a persuasive and coveted endorsement in family law cases. However, the potency of the recommendation depends upon the basis for the recommendation, the particular judge hearing the case, and the surrounding facts and circumstances. Your question does not provide enough information regarding these factors for me to offer a reasoned opinion. However, in my experience, Houston judges are fair minded individuals. So if you and your husband are both equally qualified to be primary custodians, it may still be worthwhile to try the matter. Your attorney should be able to advise you regarding your odds of success.
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