We have talked with a number of parents who told us that they had a Guardian ad litem appointed and were afraid to say no to the appointment. We were asked could they have objected to the appointment?
Yes they can.
Object to the appointment. Let the court know that you refuse the appointment of a Guardian ad litem so that it is on record.
You lose nothing and gain everything by doing so. The courts may feel that the appointment is needed - let them force the GALs appointment.
If you agree it becomes harder to make a case against the "work" the GAL will do during your families divorce. If something happens that does not sit well with your beliefs you now have to show why this GAL should be removed - an impossible task. The courts are going to look at you and ask why you agreed to the GALs appointment in the first place if you didn't want one. You look bad and indecisive in the eyes of the court.
By refusing the appointment of the GAL in the beginning you are telling the court that you do not believe in the use of this vendor. It becomes easier to object to the continued use of the GAL. You still may not be able to remove the GAL - but at least you do not appear to be sour grapes who has had a change of heart half way through the process.
MeGAL works for change in the "Family Court" system by educating parents and our representatives. If you have a concern about your case we encourage you to talk with your state representatives.