As Charleston divorce attorneys, one common question that we get from our clients regarding the divorce process is:
What is a Guardian ad Litem?
A Guardian ad Litem (commonly referred to as a GAL) is a third party person in your case that investigates facts and circumstances pertaining to the best interests of the minor children. They are most often attorneys, but there is not a requirement that they be. The Guardian can be agreed upon by the parties; if the parties and their attorneys cannot agree upon a GAL the court will appoint one.