What is the function of a guardian ad litem?

A guardian ad litem (or GAL) is a person appointed by the court to function as an independent investigator and make recommendations regarding the best custody situation for the kid. The child, parents, family members, friends, teachers, counselors, and social workers will all be interviewed by the guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem compiles a written recommendation for the living environment they believe is in the best interests of the kid after interviewing and assessing all of the facts in a custody dispute. In a custody case, the judge does not have to follow the guardian ad litem’s recommendations, but he or she will consider the report extremely seriously.