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

Q: When you have a court appointed guardian at litem are the parents able to access the information they recieved

This is in the state of Wisconsin

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A: In Wisconsin, parents generally do not have direct access to the information gathered by a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in a divorce or child custody case. The GAL's role is to represent the best interests of the child or children involved, and their communications and findings are typically confidential. However, parents may have the opportunity to review or respond to the GAL's report or recommendations during court proceedings. Additionally, they may communicate with the GAL through their attorneys to provide input or address concerns. Ultimately, the court will consider the GAL's findings along with other evidence presented in making decisions regarding custody and visitation arrangements. If parents have specific questions or concerns about the GAL's involvement or the information they received, they should discuss them with their respective attorneys, who can provide guidance on how to navigate the legal process effectively.

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