Can a court appointed GAL for a child attend a JRB meeting?A GAL stands in the shoes of a parent and, although the GAL might be an attorney, they are not there in the capacity of an attorney, but rather as the legal guardian of the child. I would say that the GAL should be allowed to attend the meeting the same as we would allow a parent or even a grandparent to attend if requested.
If there is an objection by either parent to the GAL being present, then that is an indication of some deeper issues within the family and perhaps the reason the GAL was appointed should be determined. If there are no objections, I say let the GAL attend.
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