A local nonprofit legal group published an information packet on this topic that offers good advice: http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/files/C9D2EA3F-0350-D9AF-ACAE-BF37E9BC9FFA/attachments/4D593BBB-6FE8-427A-96F6-F1EBDA86A624/3106en.pdf
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I agree with the previous responses. A GAL is appointed to represent the best interest of the child. Depending on yoru case, a GAL will be interviewing teachers, doctors, people living with you, and they will be visiting your home. A GAL will make recommendations to the court regarding a parenting plan.
It is difficult to provide a do or don't without more information about you case. However, you should retain an attorney if you have concerns.
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