Manawa, WI asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Wisconsin

Q: There was verbally a document written up by my lawyer to the guardian ad litem, does that document become void after?

The document was so that I would not see my significant other with a questionable past. I am in the middle.of a divorce and it was written up at the request of the guardian ad litem for my children. The person is not a danger to my children but the court knows nothing about his past because it was in a different county. I am afraid I will lose this person in my life, but I do not want to lose my children either.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: While a divorce is pending,it is normally considered bad form to introduce the children to a new significant other. If the Guardian ad Litem advised you not to have the children around them, I recommend that you do so, since the GAL's recommendation carries a great deal of weight with the Court. The GAL is likely still in the middle of his or her investigation for a final Order. Children are also very confused during a divorce when a significant other is introduced to quickly, no matter the person's background.

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