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5 Reasons You May Want a Guardian Ad Litem for Your Child in Virginia

A Guardian ad litem (or “GAL”) is an attorney appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child. This article explores why a parent or other interested person might want to request a Guardian ad litem in a child custody and visitation case.

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