Asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: : Can a GAL restrict a boyfriend from seeing a girlfriend due to her child having outbursts

Can a GAL also restrict you from family functions (baby shower)in a public place (church). At which point does this get to infringe on my rights as a citizen also. It has really put a strain on a great relationship and the child is improving and crying to see me. The GAL has not checked on the child , talked to the mother about any of it. The mother has been recommended to get counseling for the daughter, her and her daughter at the same time and co-parenting as well all at the same time. The father is controlling and not willing to work with her and here we are separated and can’t see each other. This just seems one sided and the GAL has not even followed up with the child’s counselor during this 2 months

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: A GAL does not have the power to restrict a boyfriend from seeing a girlfriend. Their role is to observe what is going on and make recommendations to the court. However, what they are suggesting to you is also likely going to be the same recommendations they make to the court. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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