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Q: Can I hire a GAL for my grandchildren so that I know their best interests are being presented?

My concern is that pick up and drop offs are very toxic for my grandchildren. The exchanges need to be monitored and contact extremely limited between the parents. My other concern is that things are being said about my daughter to the children by their father and while this is being fought out... Read more »

Melissa Jill Needle
Melissa Jill Needle answered on Jun 2, 2021

GAL's are either appointed by the Court in a Divorce or Family Law Action or determined by mutual agreement of the Parties and "approved" by the Court.


A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a court appointed individual, by either the...
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Q: What’s my rights as a grandparent
Melissa Jill Needle
Melissa Jill Needle answered on Jun 2, 2021

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights? (Connecticut)

Yes, grandparents can petition the courts for visitation rights just as any third party. The courts will use the same standard of the child’s best interest to determine if the grandparents should have visitation rights. In order to be...
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