Channahon, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Does not following through on something a gaurdian ad litem needs reason to remove them from case?

My gaurdian ad litem put me on supervised visits until she spoke with my psychiatrist/psychologist who I see for moderate depression and anxiety to make sure I was okay to be alone w my daughter. I had given her everything about everything from their records she said she still had to speak with them 3 months after that she still did not speak with them and then said I was an alcoholic and to get Soberlink and get in an outpatient program so I have for 30days. I am now off supervision but she never did speak with my doctors is that considered not doing her job properly?

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J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Based on the info you have provided, the GAL's failure to speak with your doctors does not mean she is not doing her job properly. Aside from the rigmarole of HIPPA restrictions, there isn't much the doctors can say that is not already known from their reports. If you are an alcoholic, 30 days is a great start, but it is only a start.

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