Archive: July 2007

What’s the Proper Role of the Attorney Serving as GAL?

Published: Monday, July 30th, 2007

Much ink has been spilled over the GAL’s role, and much real and virtual debate has taken place. This article offers a discussion on the roles of lawyers for children other than the role prescribed in Wisconsin.

Representing the Child’s Best Interest, Not the Child

Published: Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Usually, a lawyer represents a client. In Wisconsin, on the other hand, a GAL represents the “concept” of the best interests of the child.

Representing Children in Family Law Cases

Published: Monday, July 16th, 2007

Although the role of a guardian ad litem, or GAL, is settled in Wisconsin, the issue is highly contentious elsewhere. The dispute illustrates that, while the GAL role in Wisconsin is not perfect, it is better than most other alternatives.

Representing Children in Family Law Cases:
A Series on GALs in Wisconsin

Published: Monday, July 16th, 2007

This series of articles, written by Atty. Gregg Herman and published in the Wisconsin Law Journal, examines the role of the lawyers for children in family law cases.

Dishonoring Honore

Published: Sunday, July 1st, 2007

The specter of never-ending litigation is a frightening one in any area of law. Where children are involved, it is even scarier.