The GAL since then wrote 1 report, she perjurs herself and it's not my word versus hers, it's her word versus EVERY COLLATERAL contact she quotes. I.e.- The GAL vs. all the following people and their declarations: multiple teachers, police officers, my mother, my nanny, myself, my fiancee, psychologist evaluators that evaluated my ex, one of my exes 2 probation officers (she didn't talk to the other) and her report is bias to say the least. I'm an astounding parent, in school to be a teacher, in the PTA, I'm the sole custodial parent and have been my sons entire lives. She says my ex is sober and in the 2 year long treatments he's been ordered to be in for 2 years when he is not in either and had cocaine in his system a month ago (got a copy from his P.O.).She even left out in her report that my ex was heard by a uniformed everett police officer admitting to abusing our son a few years ago? How is this even possible, she is a lawyer and a GAL and her conduct is in complete contrast to the Stamm case and GALR #2 subsections a,b,c,g and j.
The court rarely replaces a GAL, but you can always file a motion to do so. Your efforts would be more productive if you concentrate on lining up evidence to contradict the GAL's report at trial to use in rebuttal and cross examination. See my AVVO Legal Guides on custody and GAL's for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Please keep in mind that although my AVVO Answers and Legal Guides are often informative, they are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney you have retained for consultation or representation. There are always exceptions to the general rules. To find my Legal Guides, click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "Contributor Level - View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Contribution - Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my Answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful” or “best answer”. © Bruce Clement
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Some counties are more willing than others to replace a GAL--usually if it is done the one requesting replacement has to pay the entire fee for the new GAL. That having been said, I agree with my colleague, your energy may well be best spent lining up witnesses who at trial can challenge the GAL's recommendations, facts, and basis for her recommendations. If there is anyway for you to retain a family law attorney, you should consider doing it--you would likely have a significantly better chance of success at trial. Good luck.
File the motion to remove the GAL based upon the fact that she is clearly not understanding the situation and is oblivious, as evidence by the dirty UA and the behavior pattern he has exhibited that is not in line with what the GAL has been promulgating as fact in Court should give you enough ammunition to be successful.
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