Q: I am involved in a custody case and have a question about GAL
I’m in a custody battle with my husband. There was an allegation of child abuse and a report filed with cps against me. It was made by a former friend of mine a few months ago. In addition there has been a guardian ad litem assigned to the court case. Will the guardian interview the individual that made this cps report? The guardian’s name is confidential but I’m worried when they request my cps records they will contact my former friend for an interview. I believe most of the allegations made towards me are false. Help?!!?
A: Often, the witnesses in a CPS investigation are required to be confidential. If the allegations are unsubstantiated, the GAL can disregard the CPS allegations. If you make the witness known, the GAL can interview. However, the best manner in which to address this in the family court matter is to confer with your attorney and address the issues prior their being skewed against you by an interview with this former friend. Point out this former friend's motives if the allegations are false.
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