What is a Guardian Ad Litem – a G.A.L.?

Literally, Guardian Ad Litem means, Guardian “of the matter”. In Colorado, a Guardian ad Litem (G.A.L.) is an attorney who represents the “best interests” of children and adults in dependency and neglect matters, guardianship, family and adoption proceedings. In most other areas of the law, an attorney’s work is guided by her client’s directions. But because a G.A.L. often represents […]