This child ,who is almost 7, is sharing her time with her Dad one week in the summer and one with the Mom. At her Mom's there are several people living there and all smoking dope. She is my great granddaughter, we are very concerned for her safety. Why do they still let her stay in that situation? They being the GAL and the lawyer. I understand their job is for the safety of the child. She is afraid when she goes back home. What if it were your child or loved one?
I assume you have shared your concerns and proof of this situation with the GAL and the attorney. If there are facts to support this, you are correct that they will consider this in making their recommendations to the court. In the end, the GAL and the attorney make recommendations. The judge determines what is in the best interest of the child.
Courts do not seem to get too worked up about recreational marijuana use, unless there is evidence that they are smoking in front of the child, or in some extreme abuse cases, actually giving marijuana to the child. If there is a guardian ad litem and litigation is pending, you should as a concerned grandparent call the guardian ad litem and let them know what your concerns may be, so they can be properly addressed.
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